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
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
Learn more about the value of Group AR to help convince your clinic or organization to support a Group AR program
Determine whether communication partners such as friends and family members should attend the program
Improve and measure the success of your program by asking participants about their experience.
Facilitation and Methods
Number of Sessions
Decide how many sessions your program should include and weigh the costs and benefits of multiple or fewer sessions.
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
Understanding hearing loss as a systems issue can enable you to lead an exploration of the participants' reactions to hearing loss challenges
Understand the various emotional reactions persons with hearing loss and their communication partners often experience
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
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
Identify challenges the group finds important to ensure participants get the most out of the Group AR program
Motivate group members to generate ideas on how to prevent and to solve communication breakdowns
Learn exercises to incorporate speech perception training in your Group AR program
Empower participants to reduce stress and anxiety through group activities
Empower group participants to advocate for themselves and others with hearing loss
Provide participants with an overview of various types of hearing assistive technologies that can help persons with hearing loss