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November 10, 2020
Understanding How Acoustic Accessibility Impacts Learning
Understanding How Acoustic Accessibility Impacts Learning

Translating speech to learning is a complicated issue for children. Because their auditory brain does not fully develop until age 15, their brains aren’t able to fill in gaps to words they don’t hear clearly like adults can. 

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October 12, 2020
Consider the“Listening Lens” as Schools Balance Safety and Learning
Consider the“Listening Lens” as Schools Balance Safety and Learning

Recalling a recent experience in a grocery store, Dr. Carrie Spangler, Au.D., CCC-A, found herself unable communicate with a grocery clerk wearing a mask without a tool she’s relied on throughout her life: the ability to read speech and facial cues. 

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August 25, 2020
Schools Retool Classrooms to Overcome COVID Challenges to Learning
Schools Retool Classrooms to Overcome COVID Challenges to Learning

After emergency closures sent schools and families scrambling to cobble together distance learning schedules last spring, schools across the nation are reformulating for the coming school year – whether students return the classroom, continue learning from home, or a combination of the two.

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August 10, 2020
Overcoming Listening Challenges of Reopening Schools in COVID-19 Era
Overcoming Listening Challenges of Reopening Schools in COVID-19 Era

Educators, school administrators and others providing services in schools face new challenges as schools plan for classrooms that can pivot between remote and in-person learning, as well as hybrid models to keep classroom populations low. Likely measures, including masks worn by both educators and students and physical distancing minimize the risks of COVID-19 transmission, but pose additional barriers to learning.

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March 17, 2016
Navigating the Landscape of the 21st-Century Classroom
Navigating the Landscape of the 21st-Century Classroom

Collaborative learning empowers students to take control

Research shows that collaborative learning empowers students to take control of their learning and facilitates higher-level thinking, but with new models come new challenges

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