What it is
A diagnosed condition, where there is a complete loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
• Implement strategies provided by a teacher of the deaf, audiologist and/or speech and language pathologist, who may work directly with the student.
• Develop and implement alternative programming expectations as part of the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), involving self-advocacy, learning to sign, speech, etc.
• Provide visual instructions (written or pictures).
• Face the student when speaking to facilitate lip reading (do not talk when writing on the board).
• Frequently check with the student for understanding.
• Allow additional time for the student to speak/respond using assistive equipment.
• Select closed captioning whenever available on DVDs and/or computer options.
• Pre-teach new vocabulary.
• Use clear and concise language.
• Use assistive technology and computer options.
• Use sign language, if the student uses it.
• Provide copies of notes.
• Use visual cues for getting the class’ attention and for instruction.Less... More...
• Use preferential seating, so the student has a clear line of sight to the teacher.
• Develop a preplanned response for emergency evacuation.
• Post a visual schedule.
• Provide choice for assignments.
• Check that the student understands the test questions.
• Provide additional time.
• Use assertive technology.
• Provide written instructions.