Ch 4: Language Acquisition in Deaf & Hearing Impaired Students

About This Chapter

Teaching language skills to students who are deaf or hard of hearing can be challenging as well as rewarding. In this chapter, you can review the language hardships faced by deaf/hearing impaired students and discover strategies for language acquisition that you can use in your classroom to help them overcome these challenges.

Language Acquisition for Deaf & Hearing Impaired Students - Chapter Summary

This chapter allows you to develop a better understanding of the effects of hearing loss on language acquisition and to learn methods for helping deaf/hearing impaired students build stronger communication and language skills. You can also see how to apply assessment strategies for these special needs students. Topics you can expect to review when using the lessons in this chapter include:

  • How oral language plays a part in reading development
  • The impact of hearing loss on language development
  • Components of specific communication methods and modes for deaf/hearing impaired students
  • Details of the American Sign Language alphabet and the use of sign language in the classroom
  • Effective language assessment techniques for deaf/hearing impaired students

This chapter is presented by experienced instructors who guide you easily through each topic. Lessons can be accessed at any time, on any device, and provide short summaries you can use for quick review once you have reviewed at entire lesson. Brief self-assessment quizzes can be used to demonstrate how much of this material you have mastered and to determine if further review is needed.

How It Helps

  • Introduces teachers to effective communication methods: Details communication methods and approaches that help deaf/hearing impaired students build strong communication skills.
  • Increases understanding of the link between hearing loss and language development: Reviews the ways in which hearing impairment or loss can adversely affect language acquisition and how these challenges can be overcome.
  • Creates a more effective learning environment: Teaches educators how to better communicate with deaf and hearing impaired students to ensure their grasp of language development concepts.

Skills Covered

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

  • Explain how oral language is used in the reading development process
  • Describe how hearing loss/impairment impacts language acquisition
  • Understand and implement the Listening and Spoken Language Approach (LSL) and the Bilingual-Bicultural Approach (BiBi)
  • Implement different communication modes in your classroom
  • Develop a basic understanding of American Sign Language and begin to use this method in the classroom
  • Assess language development in deaf and hearing impaired students

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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