Author Archives: Elisa Lailer

Elisa Lailer

Elisa Lailer, M.Ed is the founder of West Georgia Special Education Consulting and established the company in June 2012. Elisa's education includes a Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of West Georgia and a Master's degree in Special Education from Valdosta State University. Elisa was a school-based speech therapist for 5 years in Douglas County, GA where she worked with a variety of students. Her areas of expertise include working with children who exhibit speech/language delays, autism, aspergers, ADD/ADHD, hearing impairments, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities. She has been trained to work collaboratively with parents in order to make sure their child is successful!

Providing Social Skills to Hearing Impaired Children

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing don’t hear all or certain sounds due to an inability to detect these sounds within the ear. They substitute their communication in different ways which may include sign, lip reading, images or text. Some children with a hearing impairment wear hearing aids or have a cochlear implant in order to assist the hearing process. So providing social skills to hearing impaired children sometimes needs to be delivered in more structured ways. The causes of a...