The Importance Of Deaf Communication In The Classroom

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Microphones and other auditory amplifiers also enable students to hear better throughout the day. (Kirk, 2012). Communicating with parents is also beneficial when making accommodations in the classroom because their input is often valuable and helps ease the parents concerns as well. Many parents worry that teachers will not support American Sign Language in the classroom and will be reluctant to accept Deaf Culture. This is one important reason why it’s essential to stay in touch with parents of children with hearing impairments; to make sure that their needs are being met so you can accommodate for them within the classroom. It is also important to communicate with parents because they can pass along information about their child that helps you …show more content…
Children that are deaf or hard of hearing can struggle in the classroom with speech, comprehension, and the creation of language. The degree of speech impairment is linked with the severity of deafness. Children with severe deafness often have problems creating intelligible speech, even with speech therapy. (Hallahan, 2012, p. 304) Another difficulty that children with deaf and hard of hearing problems face is reading, as “the average 15-year-old student who is hearing impaired has a deficit of at least 5 years in reading. (Hallahan, 2012, p. 307). Also it is important that teachers watch carefully for lack of comprehension while they are talking, like giving instructions. In my own experience, I have seen children in the classroom who have difficulty comprehending lessons and often appear like they are spacing off. In these occasions both students were diagnosed with hearing impairments. If a student seems to be having a hard time understanding language, spacing off, having speech difficulties, and trailing behind in reading it is important to get the child checked out for hearing

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