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Instructional Strategies for Deaf & Hearing Impaired Students - Chapter Summary
How do those with hearing loss or deafness communicate? In what way does hearing loss impact the development of reading and language skills? What can teachers do to create a conducive learning environment for deaf/hearing-impaired students? These are among the key topics you will explore when you use this chapter. Other topics you can expect to find addressed in this chapter include:
- Learning styles of deaf/hearing impaired students
- Communication methods such as sign language and devices used in the Listening and Spoken Language Approach (LSL)
- The American Sign Language alphabet
- Evidence-based teaching, reading, and hearing strategies for deaf/hearing impaired students
- Assistive listening devices and communication devices
Expert instructors provide key term definitions and detailed examples to ensure a full grasp of the concepts discussed in this chapter. Each lesson takes only 5-10 minutes to review. Self-assessment quizzes serve as helpful tools you can use to determine your level of understanding and possible need for further review of any topic.
How It Helps
- Increases awareness: Provides insight into the effects of hearing loss and different learning styles so teachers can adequately prepare instruction for deaf and hearing impaired students.
- Outlines effective tools and methods: Introduces teachers to assistive technologies, sign language and communication methods they can employ in the classroom to successfully convey material to students with hearing loss or impairment.
- Encourages student participation and success: Presents strategies to help deaf/hearing impaired students become more engaged and active in the classroom, leading to better performance and achievement.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand and overcome the challenges of hearing loss on reading development
- Apply effective communication methods and approaches for deaf/hearing impaired students
- Use American Sign Language in your classroom
- Conduct language assessments for deaf/ hearing impaired students
- Develop effective evidence-based instructional strategies for use in your literacy class
- Create a comfortable and effective classroom learning environment
- Introduce deaf/hearing impaired students to assistive technologies
- Use strategies to help students with hearing impairments improve their hearing
- Employ techniques to help deaf students build reading skills
1. Learning Styles of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
If you work with deaf or hard of hearing students, you may think a lot about how they learn. This lesson discusses the many different learning styles and educational programs experienced by students with hearing loss.
2. Strategies to Improve Hearing
In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for helping students with hearing impairments improve hearing. The lesson will also cover some common accommodations to help maximize learning for students with hearing impairments in your classroom.
3. Assistive Technology for Hearing-Impaired Students
This lesson will discuss options in two specific categories of assistive technology to help students who are hard of hearing: assistive listening devices (ALDs) and augmentative and alternative communication devices (AACs).
4. Teaching Deaf Students to Read
Imagine being asked to read a passage in a language you have never heard. You wouldn't know how to pronounce anything or what the symbols mean. Let's look at ways you can teach deaf students with language barriers like these.
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