154: Supporting Students With Hearing Loss with Deanna Magda

Supporting Students With Hearing Loss with Deanna Magda


Are you working with students that are deaf or hard of hearing? Learning how to properly support these students is so important. In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Deanna Magda to discuss how we can best help these students reach their goals. 

Deanna Magda is a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a certified Auditory Verbal Educator. Through Listening Fun, she creates resources for TODs and SLPs in the areas of auditory skill development, language, and self-advocacy. The best part of her job is helping children learn to communicate with their families, friends, and communities. Deanna lives in New Jersey with her family and foster cats. 

There are many ways that we as SLPs can better support our students with hearing loss. Deanna dives into how we can work together with the teacher of the deaf and help our students get the help they need to learn and thrive both in speech and in the classroom.


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The difference between an audiologist and a teacher of the deaf
  • The evaluation process for teachers of the deaf
  • How these teachers’ work differs from the SLP 
  • How teachers can best support these students
  • Tips for teaching students to listen and hear
  • How she focuses on self-advocacy
  • What AVTs are 
  • How SLPs can work with teachers of the deaf


I hope you enjoyed this episode and found some useful tips! It’s so, so important that we understand how to properly teach and support our students with hearing loss and Deanna shared so much insight into how we can do that. 

If you enjoyed learning from Deanna, make sure to check out her website, follow her on Instagram, and get her Auditory Memory freebie here—all of which are linked below!

Make sure to join slpelevate.com and feel confident and prepared in the new year with tons of resources your older speech therapy students will love!


Supporting Students With Hearing Loss with Deanna Magda


Joke of the Week:

Q: Why are cats so good at video games? 

A: Because they have nine lives. 


Resources Mentioned: 

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Get Deanna’s Auditory Memory On The Go Freebie

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Join Deanna’s Facebook group

Check out the Listening Fun Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store

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