Communication Repair: Strategies for Assessment & Skill Building

Communication breakdowns happen to everyone, but more often to children with hearing loss, especially in large group listening environments and when socializing. An essential part of self-advocacy is the ability to appropriately repair communication breakdowns. While this is a skill that develops naturally in children with typical hearing, those with hearing loss do not develop communication repair skills at the same rate or in the same way without specific skill development.

Three Learner Outcomes : The participant will be able to:

  1. Describe how communication repair skills develop in the typically hearing young child versus the child with hearing loss
  2. Describe a method to assess a student’s communication repair ability in comparison to typically developing peers
  3. Describe at least 3 strategies for developing student communication repair skills.

This timeless professional development material was recorded at the November 2014 Supporting Success Conference.

Communication Repair: Strategies for Assessment & Skill Building $24.00 (individual viewers). See group purchasing below.

Special Offer: Purchase Student Communication Repair Inventory & Training ( SCRIPT ) book along with the Communication Repair: Strategies for Assessment & Skill Building webcast for only $24 for DIGITAL version. The SCRIPT guide is usually $30 for the digital version so this is a $6 savings! Note: the digital version of the SCRIPT guide does not include the DVD materials.

Once you purchase you will receive an email immediately with a login and password that you can use to sign in any time and view the workshop materials. If you purchase via PO you will receive login information usually within one week of receipt of the PO. Questions? Contact .

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Group purchases are via purchase order. One person must be identified as the contact. Names and email addresses must be provided for all persons who will be registered to view webcasts. Registrants have 300 days from the date of purchase to view the webcasts. For this offer, the digital version of the Building Skills for Independence in the Mainstream guide for the group is only $100. The SCRIPT guide can be printed/shared with the 5 or 10 staff you have identified as webcast registrants. Questions? Contact .

5 Workshop logins = $18.00 each or $90.00

5 logins + digital BSIM guide ($115/group) = $205.00

10 Workshop logins = $15.00 each or $150.00

10 logins + digital BSIM guide ($115/group) = $265.00

CEU clock hours: 1.0 CEU Clock Hour can be earned.  Each login will allow one participant to take a 3-question quiz which must be passed (3 of 3 correct); two chances are provided to pass. See the assessment questions below. Once the quiz is passed, the participant will be able to download a CEU Certificate of Completion. Forms verifying completion for LSLS CEUs from AG Bell can also be downloaded. CEU information is also downloadable for participants to individually submit for ASHA CEUs .

Speaker Information:

Gail Wright  earned her BS DHH teaching degree, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Administration and Supervision Certificate. She recently earned a certificate in Auditory and Spoken Language for the Young Child. Gail has worked in a self-contained program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, as DHH Program Administrator but her first love is as an Itinerant Teacher, teaching all ages and a variety of subjects. She is currently serving approximately 30 students across 3 school districts in 14 buildings. Gail is the author of the Monkey Talk  and Hear It, Fix It games and is co-author of Building Skills for Independence in the Mainstream with Karen Anderson.

Handouts that Come with this Webcast:

Summary of presentation handout (2 pages)
Communication Repair Strategies Summary
Communication Breakdown Data Chart
Nine Steps of Communication Repair

Assessment Questions: 

1. Select the most correct answer:

a. Students with hearing loss are always aware when communication breaks down.

b. Students with hearing loss naturally develop communication repair strategies.

c. Students with hearing loss understand and read all visual cues when in a conversation.

d. Students with hearing loss must be implicitly taught a variety of communication repair strategies

2. Select the most correct answer:

a. Language samples can be used to assess communication repair strategies.

b. There is no need to assess student communication repair skills if the student is achieving academically on grade level.

c. In the SCRIPT, there is an assessment that compares student responses to typically developing peers.

d. Communication repair cannot be included in the IEP or tied to Common Core.

3. Select the most correct answer:

a. Communication repair will be learned incidentally.

b. It’s enough to just show a child communication repair strategies.

c. After being taught repair strategies, it is imperative to work for carry over in all settings.

d. Mainstream teachers know communication repair and how to encourage carryover.