“Full Range” of Audio Makes Hearing Easier, Focuses LearningSimi Valley Unified School District first tested Lightspeed’s Topcat instructional audio system at an elementary school serving deaf and hearing-impaired students, but quickly realized the system had much broader impact.
5 Resources To Kickstart 2021 With Instructional Audio5 Resources To Kickstart 2021 With Instructional Audio 2020 was a unique year as the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic placed a new set of challenges in the learning environment. Prior to the pandemic, school districts were faced with helping students overcome barriers to hearing, now those barriers have been exacerbated with physical distancing, facial masks, and remote learning. To kickoff 2021, we […]
Understanding How Acoustic Accessibility Impacts LearningUnderstanding 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. In a recent webinar presented by Lightspeed, Dr. Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT, described the […]
Consider the “Listening Lens” as Schools Balance Safety and LearningConsider 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. “I really had no idea what she was saying,” […]
5 Considerations When Creating Outdoor Classrooms in COVID-19 Era5 Considerations When Creating Outdoor Classrooms in COVID-19 Era Even before the COVID-19 era, getting children outdoors on a regular basis was recognized as contributing to the students’ mental health, happiness and overall well-being, in addition to high student engagement and test scores, especially as more people live in urban communities. Now, as communities balance efforts […]