Navigating Life with Hearing Loss Innovative Course
The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary information, resources, and opportunities that will empower students who are Deaf or hard of hearing to effectively apply information and skills learned in educational, home, and community settings in order to facilitate achievement in secondary and postsecondary environments. Areas to be addressed include audiology, hearing health, assistive technology, available support services and accommodations, communication, self-determination and advocacy, and Deaf culture.
Navigating Life with Hearing Loss Topics
Unit 1: Course Introduction
Unit 2: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 3: Audiograms
Unit 4: Auditory Processing
Unit 5: Personal Amplification & Assistive Technology
Unit 6: Hearing Professionals
Unit 7: Communication
Unit 8: IEP
Unit 9: Personal Needs & Accommodations
Unit 10: HAT (Hearing Assistive Technology) in School, Work & Community
Unit 11: Transition
Unit 12: Deaf Culture & History
Unit 13: Course Conclusion
The Methodology of Academic and Personal Success (MAPS) I and II Courses and General Employability Skills Course are just two of the approved Innovative Courses that are options for educators working with high school students who are deaf/hard of hearing. Read more about the courses and their TEKS on the TEA Website. Note they are elective credit only.Please note the following regarding innovative courses:
· Districts must have the approval of their local board of trustees to offer innovative courses.
· Innovative courses are eligible for state elective credit only.
Additional information regarding innovative courses is available on the TEA Website.