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.

This PDF is freely available for reference purposes. To view, please click the button below or the image to the right. For more downloadable resources, please see our Information Sheets page.

Teaching about deaf and hearing loss

The Buzz, have developed lesson plans to teach about deafness and hearing loss.
The lesson plans include fun activities such as lipreading
You can download the lesson plans here:

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