Evidence-Based Best Practices in Supporting Elementary‐Aged Children with Mild-to-Moderate Hearing Impairments in School Programs

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  • School-aged children with mild-to-moderate hearing impairments are almost always found in inclusive rather than separate educational settings, yet teachers and school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may lack a full understanding of the educational and speech/language needs of children living with these levels of hearing loss. The purpose of this project was to synthesize information about a) the impact of mild-to-moderate hearing impairments on speech, language, and content learning in the classroom and b) the evidence-based best practices that have been shown to reduce the impact of these levels of hearing impairments on children's learning in schools. A broad review of literature and resources has been conducted to achieve this purpose. The information provided in this paper will also be conveyed in a print format to Alberta Health Services SLP consultants and professional-practice leaders who motivated this research; the information will be shared in their annual fall orientation for school-based SLPs. Key information and resources will be designed by these school-based SLPs to use with teachers and parents.

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