ERIC Number: ED160163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Deaf Student in Your Class: An Index to Problems, Solutions and Shortcuts, and Practical Information About Deaf People, for College and High School Instructors.
Goodman, Michael J.
The guide is organized to serve as a ready-reference tool for teachers with deaf students in their classes. Topics covered are arranged alphabetically and present effective classroom techniques, basic information about deafness, and typical behavior and problems of deaf students. These include: answering deaf students' questions in class; attracting the attention of deaf students; checking student comprehension of information; evaluating classroom facilities; three major methods of communication among the deaf (sign language, finger spelling, and lip- or speechreading) and oral, manual, and combined communication systems; background on personal, social, and employment characteristics of deaf people; definition of deafness, its effects on human communication, and the nature of the handicap in terms of social and emotional interaction; classroom distractions; common errors in deaf students' writing; grading theory and practice; cooperation with the classroom interpreter in addressing the problems of comprehension and reverse-interpreting; lipreading effectiveness; the history of, justification for, and learning of sign language; tips for conversation with deaf students; lecture techniques; psychology of teachers' frustration in communicating with the deaf; suitability of tasks for deaf students; use of visual aids; and vocabulary problems. (MB)
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Hearing Impairments, Lipreading, Manual Communication, Partial Hearing, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Characteristics, Secondary Education, Social Background, Social Development, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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