Teaching Students with Hearing Impairments

Find a number of modified lesson plans and resources to teach the deaf or hearing impaired. These include tried and true tips for teachers ready for use in your classroom. Try out our hands-on interactive learning ideas, as well as guides to speech reading and sign language. Learn different teaching techniques and adjust your teaching style to meet the needs of your students. Bright Hub Education provides all the resources you need to do so.

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  • A Teacher's Guide to Hearing Disabilities and Learning
    Students with hearing impairments often experience educational gaps because their disability is invisible and includes communication difficulties. Some pretend to understand concepts without fully learning them. Use this guide to teach students with hearing impairments and improve learning outcomes.
  • How to Teach Hearing Impaired Students: Strategies for Success
    If you need information about how to teach hearing impaired students, you've come to the right place. Providing classroom adaptations and implementing communication strategies will ensure success for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Discussing Illnesses and Injuries: Medical Terms and Vocabulary in American Sign Language
    The following article describes some helpful ASL vocabulary for use by signers while discussing illness and injuries in a medical setting and includes a link to an accompanying downloadable vocabulary study sheet. The descriptions are also helpful for medical personnel who need to understand ASL.
  • Phys Ed Teachers: Put Away the Whistle For Hearing-Impaired Students
    In Physical Education class, it is vital to consider the needs of children with a hearing impairment. Your direct teaching, demonstrations and safety instructions all depend on your students' understanding of the information. Put away your whistle and think about good communication strategies in PE.
  • Educational Audiology in the Classroom
    The need for educational audiology is growing with the number of children with hearing impairments now included in school systems. This article explains educational audiology and classroom acoustics, key terms to know, new technologies, and how to implement these principles in the classroom.
  • Sign Language Alphabet, Syntax, Grammar, and Fingerspelling
    Sign language, or more correctly sign languages, follow their own vocabulary, syntax, and grammar. Learn the fingerspelled alphabet for American Sign Language and British Sign Language as well as some other basic signs and linguistic information in the following article.
  • Learning Sign Language - ASL Weather
    Do you want to stark speaking with someone, casually? A look at some ASL terms that can be used for signing about the weather. Do you think it will get warmer? Is it going to rain?
  • Using American Sign Language in a Restaurant
    Learn some of the American sign language (ASL) phrases or words that might be signed in a restaurant. We explain the signs and motions needed for vocabulary related to ordering and eating in a restaurant.
  • ASL Poetry
    Like poetry in other languages, ASL poetry makes a creative use of language, sign language in this case. It is a visual poetry, using hand movements and facial expressions, and it the poets usually perform their works live before an audience or record them for viewing.
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