2021-2022 Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series

To complete each session watch the video presentation and complete the review questions. The review questions will be made available once you have watched the full video presentation. The review questions are in multiple-choice format and you will receive immediate feedback.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the CDC, about 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears. Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry, Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, estimate that 8.6% of Pennsylvanian’s are deaf or hard of hearing. In this video, Pattan’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing consultants will define deaf and hard of hearing terminology and identify types of hearing loss. They’ll review strategies to support d/hh students and will explore the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). They’ll end the presentation by sharing what you can do to learn more and where to find additional resources on supporting d/hh students. (One Hour)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101