FM Use in Schools: No Static at All The appropriate and consistent use of personal FM systems in schools by students who have auditory disorders is critical to the academic success of these students. School personnel who work with these students have to deal with the day-to-day use, care, and maintenance of these devices. This article provides insight ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2008
FM Use in Schools: No Static at All
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  • Donna Fisher Smiley
    Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR
    Conway Public Schools, Conway, AR
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2008
FM Use in Schools: No Static at All
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2008, Vol. 18, 25-29. doi:10.1044/hhdc18.1.25
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2008, Vol. 18, 25-29. doi:10.1044/hhdc18.1.25

The appropriate and consistent use of personal FM systems in schools by students who have auditory disorders is critical to the academic success of these students. School personnel who work with these students have to deal with the day-to-day use, care, and maintenance of these devices. This article provides insight into ways that audiologists can provide support and technical assistance to school personnel using the acrostic STATIC. The use of simulations may help school personnel to better understand why personal FM systems need to be used. Suggestions for helping school personnel be able to appropriately troubleshoot this type of equipment are offered. Audiologists need to be an ally to school personnel in this endeavor to get more consistent use of FM in schools. By targeting manageable strategies for the use of personal FM systems in schools, audiologists may see increased compliance of the use of these devices. In addition, audiologists can identify resources for school personnel on the use of these devices in the school setting. And last, if audiologists can provide consistent and ongoing technical support, personal FM systems will be used more appropriately and consistently in the school setting.

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