Auditory/Oral students apply learning through storytelling
Using a theme-based learning approach to I.E.P. goals, Catherine Glommen's class at the Auditory/Oral Pre-K program is applying a new twist to classic children's stories. Combining listening and speaking skills with a dash of theater, her 3 and 4 year old students with significant hearing loss have been engaged in learning by practicing their skills through acting out the 3 Little Pigs. The students love making props and acting out the story themes. Earlier in the year, her class also acted out Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.
The Auditory/Oral Pre-K program is based in Stillwater and houses three classrooms, two therapy rooms, two deaf/hard of hearing teachers, a speech/language pathologist and an early childhood special education teacher.
Northeast Metro 916 is one of three intermediate school districts in Minnesota, serving approximately 4,000 students through shared programming that includes career and technical education, special education services, area learning centers and elementary education.