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ERIC Number: EJ1180320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Meeting Consulting Needs in General Education Settings: Five Strategies for Itinerant Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Dorn, Brittany
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v19 p16-21 2018
Teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing find consultation increasingly part of the job due to the national trend toward inclusion. The push toward inclusion has been accelerated by implementation of universal newborn hearing screening and advances in technology that have included digital hearing aids, cochlear implants, and hearing assistive technology systems (Berndsen & Luckner, 2012). As a result, deaf and hard of hearing students are increasingly educated by general education teachers--and these teachers may lack knowledge of what it means to be deaf or hard of hearing. Very little research exists on consultation in deaf education, but other fields offer research and suggestions that may be applied to this area. These suggestions include: setting and focusing on shared goals, using objective measures--not emotion--to justify accommodations, listening, being careful with language, and emphasizing why--not just how--students need services and accommodations. This article offers five strategies that have been developed for fields such as business and psychology, but they may also be effective for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students who find themselves working with general education teachers.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
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