ERIC Number: ED231130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Hearing Impaired Student in the Regular Classroom.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The guide provides strategies for teachers to use with deaf and hearing impaired (HI) students in regular classrooms in the province of Alberta, Canada. An introductory section includes symptoms of a suspected hearing loss and a sample audiogram to aid teachers in recognizing the problem. Ways to meet special needs at different age levels are described relative to early intervention, preschool through high school levels, parental involvement, safety, and physical education. To assist HI students who have language and speech difficulties, suggestions are given in the areas of vocabulary; syntax, such as written language, reading, phonics, oral reading, comprehension, written directions, and speechreading; and in the use of visual aids. Basic strategies for assisting HI students in any classroom are listed according to the following main categories (sample strategies are in parentheses): hearing (check amplification system daily); speechreading (teachers should speak clearly at moderate speed); conservation comprehension (use blackboard outlines in lecture class); speech (write new words phonetically on overhead projector); audiovisual aids (student reads summary before narration of unseen speaker); buddy system (hearing-buddy can provide copy of class notes); and testing (use test normed on a like population). Included are a glossary of 16 terms and instructions for repairing hearing aids. (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: For related documents, see EC 152 504-511.