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Quick Cards to Give to Teachers

Quick Cards Sample

We’ve found many of the daily obstacles in the classroom stem from a lack of clear understanding about how to best interact with children with hearing loss. Many teachers in the mainstream setting may not have had a child with hearing loss in their classroom, and while their intentions are always in the best interest of the children, they may benefit from some background information.

AG Bell has developed some templates that outline key information that provides teachers with a better understanding of a child's hearing loss, and some easy ways to avoid some traditional obstacles. We have also found this is a great way to open dialog between the teacher and the student.

Variable information to be personalized has been italicized. And additional space has been left for additional information, and any items should be changed to meet your child’s needs.

This template in geared towards elementary school-aged children, and is intended to be written from the parents about their child.

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This template is geared towards high school-aged children, and is intended to be written from the teen's perspective. It is an excellent opportunity to encourage self-advocacy.
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This template is a quick reference card, and is geared towards substitute teachers. This is a quick list of information to alert the substitute that your child has a hearing loss, and hopefully avoid any potential confusion or misunderstandings. This card is formatted to use Avery Laser & Ink Jet White 3 x 5 Inch Index Cards 150 Count (5388).

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