Heuser Hearing & Language Academy educators are at the forefront of virtual education in this unprecedented time.
Louisville, KY (March 19, 2020)- As schools continue to shut their doors due to Coronavirus, educators from Heuser Hearing & Language Academy are thinking virtual. Heuser Hearing & Language Academy is a comprehensive, educational community that exists to empower children with hearing loss and those experiencing a speech, language and communication delay to reach their full potential and to effectively participate in the larger community. This new way of education comes with the support of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
During this uncertain time the educators at Heuser want to continue their work and support any family in Kentucky that needs a little assistance teaching and learning with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Using tools such as ZOOM meetings and YouTube educators can teach visually while families still remain at home for health and safety. Along with the video based education plan Heuser has created full “Enrichment Packages”. These packages and virtual lessons are for preschool and kindergarten age children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
“Our educators truly care about our families and all who are affected during this hectic time. We have worked very hard over the past week creating new styles of teaching and the plan to enable this virtual style. Using ZOOM and YouTube we can be in your home while you learn and teach alongside your child. We want all students and families to be given the opportunity to learn aspects such as sign language in both Spanish and English, balance lessons, and simply how to check hearing devices for your loved ones,” says Education Director Debbie Woods.
The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or KCDHH acts as an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing persons on legislative issues as well as a consultant to the governor, General Assembly and various state and local governmental agencies concerning policies and programs that pertain to people with hearing loss.
“We all understand that in person instruction is the best way for our students to learn. However, as we are in a crisis we are fortunate for today’s technology and how Heuser is using what is available to ensure continued education. I applaud Heuser as they work with our Governor and look for ways to continue to educate our future.” says KCDHH Executive Commissioner, Virginia Moore.
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy would like to thank the KCDHH for their support and welcome any family who would like to participate in this form of education through Heuser to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
Since 1948, Heuser Hearing & Language Academy (HHLA), formerly the Louisville Deaf Oral School, has provided early intervention for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Their goal is to give each child a strong foundation from which to build a promising future. From birth to three, each child receives services through our Parent Infant Program. Once they turn three, they enter the Academy where they also receive intensive speech-language therapy, art therapy, music therapy and dance. Today the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, on the campus of the Heuser Hearing Institute is a resource for over 150 students a year.
For more information contact www.thehearinginstitute.org