Resource Library

In the resource library, you can explore information, best practices, suggestions and videos that can help you develop or improve your Group AR program.

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Preparation and Planning

Group AR Session Intro

Group AR Session Intro

Before you begin your program, watch two real-life Group AR sessions to better understand what Group AR is and what it involves for both group leaders and participants

Value and Reimbursement

Value and Reimbursement

Learn more about the value of Group AR to help convince your clinic or organization to support a Group AR program

Group Composition

Group Composition

Determine whether communication partners such as friends and family members should attend the program

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Improve and measure the success of your program by asking participants about their experience.

Facilitation and Methods

Number of Sessions

Number of Sessions

Decide how many sessions your program should include and weigh the costs and benefits of multiple or fewer sessions.

Group Understanding

Group Understanding

Helpful tips and ground rules that can help ensure group participants are able to understand most of what is being said during each session

Reactions to Challenges

Reactions to Challenges

Understanding hearing loss as a systems issue can enable you to lead an exploration of the participants' reactions to hearing loss challenges

Emotional Reactions

Emotional Reactions

Understand the various emotional reactions persons with hearing loss and their communication partners often experience

Positive Encouragement

Positive Encouragement

Motivate and empower group participants to successfully manage their hearing loss by continuously focusing on the positives throughout the Group AR program

Participant Driven Sessions

Participant Driven Sessions

Learn about two tools that can help you as the facilitator ensure that group member input is driving the content of each session

Topics and Activities

Problem Identification

Problem Identification

Identify challenges the group finds important to ensure participants get the most out of the Group AR program

Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies

Motivate group members to generate ideas on how to prevent and to solve communication breakdowns

Speech Perception

Speech Perception

Learn exercises to incorporate speech perception training in your Group AR program

Stress Reduction

Stress Reduction

Empower participants to reduce stress and anxiety through group activities

Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy

Empower group participants to advocate for themselves and others with hearing loss

Informational Discussions

Informational Discussions

Provide participants with an overview of various types of hearing assistive technologies that can help persons with hearing loss

Special Audiences

- Teens and Tweens

Teens and Tweens

Develop a Group AR program targeted to teens and young adolescents

- Parents

Parents

Develop a Group AR program for parents of children with hearing loss