ERIC Number: ED467249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Mainstreaming the Hearing Impaired Student.
This review of the literature on mainstreaming students with hearing impairments begins by defining "hearing impairment,""deafness," and "hard of hearing". The paper briefly considers causes of hearing impairments and types of hearing impairments. Suggestions for preparing a class for a student with hearing loss includes having a visible class schedule and explaining to the class any necessary changes. Among suggested accommodations are use of a microphone and facilitating the student's lip reading. Other topics briefly covered are detecting a hearing impairment and difficulties for the hearing impaired such as poor communication with peers. Tips for classroom preparation include greater use of visual aids and encouraging parental involvement. Final considerations address the student's Individualized Education Plan and other rights. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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