Ch 1: Deaf & Hearing Impaired Community & Culture

About This Chapter

In order to teach deaf or hard of hearing students, it is helpful to understand the culture of the deaf community and how hearing loss impacts social and educational development. This chapter is designed to address these topics to help expand the knowledge of teachers working with these students.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community and Culture - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to learn more about the history and culture of the deaf community and see facts and myths about how hearing loss affects one's learning abilities. You can also review what is needed to work with students with hearing loss and see what accommodations need to be made in the classroom. Topics you will find discussed in this chapter include:

  • The development of the deaf community and its current culture
  • Challenges faced by those with hearing loss
  • How hearing loss affects learning both in and outside of academic settings
  • The impact of deafness on various areas of development, such as social, psychological and educational

Short lessons take only minutes to review and 24/7 accessibility allows for a self-paced and convenient learning process. Experienced instructors present this material through simple explanations and examples to make it quick and easy to learn and retain this information. Check your understanding of the topics covered in this chapter by taking lesson-specific self-assessment quizzes.

How It Helps

  • Enhances understanding of student needs: Allows teachers to better understand how hearing loss affects learning and helps them develop effective instructional strategies to overcome challenges.
  • Presents facts about learning and hearing loss: Helps teachers to dismiss information about the learning capabilities of deaf/hard of hearing students that is not factual.
  • Supports student success: Expands teachers' understanding of how to accommodate deaf/hard of hearing students to ensure their performance and achievement in the classroom.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Relate the current culture of the deaf community
  • Understand how to help students to overcome challenges created by deafness and hearing loss
  • Use strategies to help deaf/hard of hearing students succeed in and outside of the classroom
  • Describe the social, psychological, educational and culture impact of hearing loss on human development

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