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Course SummaryThis course is designed to help language arts and English teachers develop a deeper understanding of hearing loss and strategies for teaching deaf and hearing impaired students concepts in language acquisition. Lessons will cover legal and instructional accommodations and insight into the deaf community.
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About This Course
How is hearing loss and deafness treated? In what ways can literacy teachers ensure a successful learning environment for students with hearing loss? What are the legal rights of deaf/hearing impaired students in academic settings? These questions represent some of the topics you can expect to explore when you use this comprehensive course.
How It Works
Through video and text lessons, the chapters in this course offer expert instruction, easy 24/7 accessibility and self-assessment tools to measure one's retention of this material. Study is self-paced and convenient to accommodate any schedule. Lessons can be read or viewed as often as needed to ensure full understanding of each topic.
This course includes:
- Video lessons that take only minutes to review and provide a video tag feature for quick access to specific topics
- Text lessons with key terms in bold and short lesson summaries for quick review
- Self-assessment quizzes so viewers can test their knowledge and possible need for further study
- Chapter exams to measure one's readiness in moving on through the course
- A final exam to demonstrate mastery of all material
How It Helps
- Outlines proven instructional strategies: Relates methods and techniques for effectively teaching communication and language development concepts to deaf/hearing impaired students.
- Increases awareness of student rights/services: Helps to ensure that teachers are working within the confines of federal law and providing accommodative services when teaching hearing impaired or deaf students.
- Expands knowledge of the impact of deafness and hearing loss: Describes the challenges of deaf/hearing impaired students in learning environments and how hearing impairments affect language development.
- Explains different types of hearing disorders: Allows teachers to be better prepared to develop effective strategies by understanding different hearing disorders and treatments.
- Understanding laws and service options for deaf and hearing impaired students
- Applying teaching methods and techniques for instructing students in the development of oral language and reading skills
- Defining types of hearing disorders and treatment options
- Relating the anatomy and hearing mechanics of the ear
- Describing the history and culture of the deaf community
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