Hearing & Vision Loss

Supporting your Child with Hearing Loss in the Home

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Jaime Bourazeris Jaime, NYCDOE Teacher for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Vision 101: Understanding the Eye & Vision Related Terms

Vision 101: Understanding the Eye & Vision Related Terms 1 hour 30 minutes
Presentation slides 10 MB

Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell, M.S., Ed.
NYDBC Project Coordinator, Teacher for the Blind/Visually Impaired

Chris Russell is the Project Coordinator for the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative. He has extensive experience as a classroom teacher and a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) working with children who have visual impairments and additional disabilities, including deafblindness. Chris was the first person to be CVI Range endorsed in the state of New York and has presented widely on various topics, such as educational best practices, curriculum adaptations, and early/emergent communication development for students with visual impairments, multiple disabilities and deafblindness.

He is past-President of the New York Association for Education and Rehabilitation of Blind/Visually Impaired (NYSAER) and teaches graduate courses at Hunter College in two teacher training programs; Blindness/Visual Impairment and Severe/Multiple Disabilities.

Chris is currently pursuing a post-master’s degree in Educational Leadership, receiving certification in School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL).

Understanding Hearing Loss & Speech Production for Professionals & Families

3-Part Series: Hearing Loss 101: Understanding the Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism and the Various Types of Hearing Loss
Part 1 – Hearing Loss: Types, Causes, and Degrees  1 hour 32 minutes
Presentation slides 913 kb

Part 2 – Diagnosis of Hearing Loss & Impact on Speech and Language Development
1 hour 33 minutes
Presentation slides 916 kb

Part 3 – Amplification Options: Hearing Aids, Implantable Devices, and Assistive Listening Devices  1 hour 34 minutes
Presentation slides 988 kb

Nicole LaffanNicole Laffan, Au.D., M.S., CCC-A/SLP

Dr. Nicole Laffan holds a dual certification as both an Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist. Dr. Laffan has over 20 years of experience working in hospital, private practice, public school, private school, and university settings. Currently, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University. Dr. Laffan provides direct services to patients, clinical supervision of graduate students, and teaches courses such as Introduction to Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation, and Childhood Language Disorders. She is the chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Her expertise and interests lie in the areas of amplification, aural rehabilitation, educational audiology, and communication disorders associated with hearing loss.

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