What Matters Most I don’t think about advocacy very often. I just go about doing my job as an educational audiologist, focusing my attention and energies toward making things happen. Sometimes, I get caught up in the minutiae of the job. On other days, I set priorities, focus on the big picture, and ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2001
What Matters Most
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  • Mary Ann Lyon Knittel
    Student Support Center Oakland Intermediate School District, Waterford, MI
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Article   |   April 01, 2001
What Matters Most
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 21. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.21
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 21. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.21
I don’t think about advocacy very often. I just go about doing my job as an educational audiologist, focusing my attention and energies toward making things happen. Sometimes, I get caught up in the minutiae of the job. On other days, I set priorities, focus on the big picture, and decide what deserves my energy and time. Just like you, I am an advocate whose responsibility is not only to provide direct service to students, but to also assist school districts in focusing on what’s important for all students.
Learning depends on access to information. Children with hearing loss or those who are in poor classroom listening environments may not be able to hear clearly enough to understand the material. And when that happens, students are less successful, and school districts spend more dollars educating them. This is the big picture for school districts.
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