Are You Being Heard? Strategies for working with deaf students in the classroom
DCA, in conjunction with Deafness Foundation Victoria, has produced Are You Being Heard?, a guide for teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The aim of this booklet is to provide an introduction to working with deaf students in mainstream schools. There are many things to consider when working with deaf students, including the impact of the hearing loss on the student’s speech and language, the student’s social and emotional development, the teaching methods, the technical equipment to be used and the learning support needed. This book can be used to obtain such information relevant to any student with a hearing loss who is being educated in a mainstream school, regardless of the degree or the type of hearing loss or the communication method used. We hope that you will use this booklet in conjunction with an individual or group deafness awareness session for your school. This can be organised through a Teacher of the Deaf in your area. If you wish to have more information on organising such a session and/or meeting the needs of your deaf students, please contact Deafness Foundation, Deaf Children Australia, an Advisory Visiting Teacher, a Visiting Teacher, an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf or a Teacher of the Deaf.
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