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#SelfAdvocacy for Parents-IEP Pre-planning

#SelfAdvocacy for Parents-IEP Pre-planning28 March 2019You have homework!Before the IEP, spend a little time filling out this worksheet and thinking about the upcoming year. You can write down all your thoughts that might "hide" once you get to the IEP meeting. Right-click and save the image below, or download a ...
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#SelfAdvocacySunday Aware of self as a deaf or hard of hearing individual

#SelfAdvocacySunday: Part 9-Camps for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

#SelfAdvocacySunday Part 9: Camps for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
24 February 2019Summer Camps!I have the pleasure of being a member of the Richland Sertoma Club, a service organization with a focus on children and adults with hearing loss. One of our big projects is sending children who are deaf or hard ...
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#SelfAdvocacySunday Aware of self as a deaf or hard of hearing individual

#SelfAdvocacySunday: Part 8-Role Models

#SelfAdvocacySunday Part 8: Role Models27 January 2019#SelfAdvocacySunday! Tonight’s post is all about really awesome adults that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I tried to find some from a variety of occupations and places so young children can find someone with whom to connect. Have a seat, and let’s get ...
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#SelfAdvocacySunday graphic saying Constructive ways to deal with emotions

Installment 7: Constructive Ways to Deal with Emotions

Today's post is from a special contributor, Camillia J. Lynch. She is working on her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. #SelfAdvocacySunday-Constructive ways to deal with emotions Kevin J. Donaldson stated, “Remember NO ONE has the right to control your emotions, thoughts, and actions unless you let them.” It is normal ...
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#SelfAdvocacySunday Knowledge of hearing loss

Installment 6: Knowledge of Hearing Loss

#SelfAdvocacySunday-Knowledge of hearing loss Another crucial piece of #self-advocacy is for a child to be able to understand his or her hearing loss and explain it to another person. Imagine the confidence she will have when she, not her mom, says "These are hearing aids. I am hard of hearing ...
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