As a Teacher of the Deaf, one of my primary goals is to further assist each student in becoming productive members of society. I try to accomplish this goal by helping students to develop their social and self-advocacy skills. I have created a 7 page PDF File that consists of 80 different Self-Advocacy Skill Cards. Each card mentions a separate skill that Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) students may use throughout their lives; primarily in the school setting. I generally have my students read selected cards and categorize them in 3 categories: Home, School and Work Settings. I also use them as a source for discussion on their individual skills. It helps me verify where the student needs to improve and/or further develop their self-advocacy skills, as well as identifies areas of strength. This data is great news to share at IEP Meetings!!!!
To make these vibrant cards, I printed each page on a different brightly colored page of card-stock paper. I then was able to laminate the 6 pages. Once lamination was complete, I cut out each card and have placed them in a dry storage container. Hopefully you find this resource as fun as I do with my students!