ERIC Number: ED438664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Working with Students Who Are Late-Deafened. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet.
This tipsheet provides suggestions to help teachers work more effectively with students who are late-deafened. Suggestions include: (1) allow time for the student to introduce himself and discuss possible needs; (2) learn the basics of CART (Computer-Aided Realtime Translation) and other communication options; (3) learn the basics of using interpreters and those interpreting methods that may be used by students with late-deafness; (4) learn the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; (5) ask the student to help with notetaking; (6) be aware of environmental issues; (7) repeat questions and answers; (8) remember that English is the primary language of the student who is late-deafened; (9) regulate cross-talk; (10) identify speakers so that the student knows who is speaking and the CART person can also type in that information; (11) provide access for out-of-classroom activities; (12) look directly at the student who is late-deafened when speaking; (13) enunciate clearly and try to speak at a normal pace; (14) provide visual aids whenever possible; (15) if possible, allow time after class for the student to ask questions privately; and (16) take advantage of the disability service coordinators or other resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Deafness, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Notetaking, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://netac.rit.edu. For full text: http://www.netac.rit.edu/publication/tipsheet/lated.deaf.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.
Note: For other NETAC teacher tipsheets, see EC 307 687-692.