Center for Educational Excellence

About the Presenters:

Karen Anderson, PhD, founded Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss ( which provides many rich online resources to parents and professionals. Her recent publications include Building Self-Confidence & Resilience to Maximize Acceptance of Hearing Devices, Steps to Assessment, Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom, the Student Communication Repair Inventory & Practical Training (SCRIPT), and Building Skills for Independence in the Mainstream. She writes a popular topical Bimonthly Update that is sent to over 13,000 readers and is also Editor of the Teacher Tools e-Magazine.

Brenda Wellen is a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in San Angelo, Texas.  She worked 10 years as a Parent-Infant advisor and 25 years in a self-contained classroom and as an itinerant teacher with students of all ages.

Melinda Gillinger is an educator with a Masters degree in Special Education from California State University, Northridge. Her oldest child is profoundly deaf and uses a cochlear implant. Her work and research for the past 16 years has focused on families and school districts meeting the needs of children with hearing loss in the educational setting.

The Center for Educational Excellence is committed to addressing the professional development needs of New Hampshire educators through affordable training focused on best practices.  We offer trainings and workshops both on and off campus and work with schools to design professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff.

To learn more about how the Center for Educational Excellence can partner with your school to provide professional development based on your needs, please contact Dr. Heather Wood,

Upcoming Events:

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss

Friday, December 6
8:30am - 3:30 pm
Grappone Hall

$250 for Professionals, $200 for Parents.

The NHTI CEE is cosponsoring this event, however all inquiries and registrations should go to Heather Holt, coordinator of the conference at

•    Impact of Hearing Loss on Classroom Function
•    Access and Learning Needs
•    Accommodations and Interventions
•    Social Issues and Interventions

Each child is expected to be a full participant within the general education classroom. Due to the access barriers caused by the hearing loss, students require specific skill building and appropriate accommodations if they are realistically going to be able to progress at the same rate as their class peers. This full-day workshop will review considerations for what students need to learn and receive accommodations for so that they are more likely to be full participants in the classroom.



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