The Moog Center is pleased to introduce a new series of virtual learning sessions for professionals and parents, to be presented throughout the 2021-2022 school year at 7:00 p.m. CT. This series of workshops is a great opportunity for professionals, parents, family members, and general community members to learn about a variety of topics related to supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Supporting the Development of Reading Skills
September 29, 2021 (Wednesday)

This session will provide professionals, parents, and caregivers with a foundation for understanding why reading is a challenge for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Strategies for supporting early literacy skill development and reading skills in school or at home will be shared. Targeted for children preschool through elementary years.

Facilitating Vocabulary Growth Throughout the Day
November 1, 2021 (Monday)

This session will provide professionals, parents, and caregivers with information about the importance of vocabulary for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Tiered vocabulary instruction will be discussed, and word lists will be shared, including The First 100, The Next 150, and The Following 300 words. Proven-successful techniques will be shared for incorporating vocabulary learning throughout the day.

Developing Social Skills through Literacy
January 13, 2022 (Thursday)

This session will provide professionals, parents, and caregivers with an overview of how to incorporate social emotional learning into reading and literacy time. Session leaders will share book lists, skills for each book, strategies for skill development, and examples of instruction in action.

Listening in Noise with Remote Microphone Technology
April 26, 2022 (Tuesday)

This session will provide professionals, parents, and caregivers with information about remote microphone (RM) technology (also known as FM or DM systems). In addition to an overview of what RM technology is and how it works to help children have better access to spoken language, current research regarding the benefits of using RM technology will be reviewed, and practical ways to incorporate use of RM technology will be discussed.

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Comments From Participants

Supporting the Development of Reading Skills

“Wonderful presentation! Such valuable information and so well explained for families and professionals! Looking forward to the next one.”

“Great material and content provided in well thought out and succinct ways. Good detail of background info and barriers to access as well as discussion of specific techniques and activities to help support and foster improvement in reading skills of student who are DHH.”

“I enjoyed the anecdotes from personal experiences shared by the hosts of the presentation.  The resources shared were also helpful.”

“I loved how informative this was for an hour session!”