Meeting Unique Student Needs in Changing Times

Increasingly, students with hearing loss are not receiving appropriately intensive services to meet their needs or are not being supported by specialists in the education of students who are deaf/hard of hearing. This training will discuss these issues, focus and provide strategies for working with administrators and school teams to advocate for appropriate services.

(approximately 90 minutes)

Learning Objectives: 

The participant will be able to:

1) State the unique needs to be considered when a learner has a hearing loss.

2) Advocate for the student’s unique needs to be addressed via appropriately intensive supports and services.


3) Distinguish the role of the teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing from other school support providers.




Karen L. Anderson, PhD

Karen Anderson has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, providing online resources for professionals and families. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology and has been an adjunct professor at University of South Florida. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom with Kathy Arnoldi and other publications. She is currently Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss.


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