This webcast provides an evidence-based rationale for supporting language acquisition in both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The half-hour webcast features Laurene E. Simms, Susanne Scott, Bobbie Jo Kite, and Heidi Burns as well as a comprehensive list of resources (opens new tab).
This webinar is an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) funding for K-12 students presented by Chris Gibbons and produced by the Center on Technology and Disability (opens new tab). The webinar addresses old and new definitions of assistive technology, funding sources for K-12 students, and some known barriers to providing AT to students.
This webinar will talk about visual split-attention and how cognitive overload or a high cognitive load adversely affects students. However, teachers can work towards reducing cognitive overload for students. Dr. Susan Mather answers the questions:
What is visual split-attention?
How does visual split-attention impact student learning?
What are the two visual fields?
What are some strategies to reduce visual split-attention?
Through Your Child’s Eyes: American Sign Language (opens new tab) “my job as a parent is to open doors. And ASL was a door that I opened along with speech therapy and hearing aids and everything else. And I have a daughter that can walk around through many different doors and feel very comfortable. And it’s been a blessing and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” Jenny Ronco, parent