Using Great Instructional Materials for Great Outcomes

Itinerant teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing typically have a caseload of all ages and go to many schools each week. Having readily available materials is necessary to meet student needs. This presentation will share many “tried and true” ideas for highly useful materials to use with students with hearing loss.

(Approximately 60 minutes)

Target Audience:  Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Learning Objectives: 

The participant will be able to:

1) Share a comprehensive list of favorite materials to use as an Itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing

2) Recognize how materials can be used to address goals in multiple areas of development.


3) Walk out with ideas on how commonly found materials in a school setting can be used to develop listening, language, and advocacy skills of students with hearing loss.




Gail Wright, M.A., Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Gail Wright earned her BS DHH teaching degree, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Administration and Supervision Certificate. She earned a certificate in Auditory and Spoken Language for the Young Child. Gail has worked in a self-contained program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, as DHH Program Administrator but her first love is as an Itinerant Teacher, teaching all ages and a variety of subjects. She is currently serving students in two high schools and working in the Transition Program. Gail is the author of the Monkey Talk and Hear It, Fix It games and is co-author of Building Skills for Independence in the Mainstream with Karen Anderson.


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