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Remote Learning for Children with Auditory Access Needs: What We Have Learned during COVID-19
COVID-19 has challenged most everyone in every facet of life. In the beginning of the pandemic shutdown, schools had to make decisions quickly often with limited planning. For students who were deaf or hard of hearing, communication access during instruction was the urgent focus of teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing and educational audiologists. The move from the classroom to home resulted in both predictable and unpredictable challenges as well as some unexpected benefits. Based on numerous conversations with these professionals as well as parents, the challenges encountered with online learning and solutions that were implemented to support students are reported.
KeywordsCOVID-19 - RM-HAT - communication access - online instruction - educational audiologist - parents - remote learning - facemasks - face shields - SETT framework
16 December 2020 (online)
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