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#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 PDF to collect your thoughts.…

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#SelfAdvocacySunday Part 9: Camps for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children24 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 of hearing to Camp Sertoma.  Camp…

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#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 going!You can be anyone you want! A…

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Today’s post is from a special contributor, Camillia J. Lynch.  She is working on her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. Kevin J. Donaldson stated, “Remember NO ONE has the right to control your emotions, thoughts, and actions unless you let them.” It is normal to experience various kinds of emotions or feelings because it is okay to feel. Sometimes, it may be uncomfortable to experience negative emotions or feelings such as…

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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 and these help me hear you so we can…

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Hi, there! Happy last Sunday of 2018, and last #SelfAdvocacySunday post of the year, too. This post not only helps with self-advocacy, it also helps with getting back into the routine of school.  A tool that is immensely beneficial at home and at school is a visual schedule. A visual schedule is great for all…

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