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ERIC Number: ED543631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
I Have a Deaf Student in My Dorm! What Do I Do? Information for RAs and Residence Hall Supervisors
PEPNet 2
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are just like other students except they do not hear as well. They come in all shapes and sizes and call themselves by many names such as: deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing impaired. Just remember the student is a person first--and should be treated the same as anyone else. The biggest issue a residence hall supervisor or RA will face in a dorm setting is communication. Not all individuals with a hearing loss communicate in the same way. Some communication options are sign language, writing notes, and lip-reading/speaking. This paper provides tips for dealing with deaf or hard of hearing of students. (Contains 5 resources.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: PEPNet 2