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Ensure the child has an optimal hearing and listening environment in the classroom; There should be minimal distance between the teacher and the child to facilitate lipreading; Face the child during all oral communication; Ensure there is good lighting to reinforce clear sight of visual aids; Don’t exaggerate pronunciation as this will deter understanding; Use as much visual information as possible to reinforce auditory information provided; Keep environmental noise to a minimum to keep from interfering with listening devices; and Teachers should frequently check to see that the listening devices are working properly.

Teachers need to be sensitive to the social, academic, and emotional challenges a child with hearing loss has in any given day. Extra energy is required in interpreting information through lipreading that would otherwise be simply heard by children without a hearing loss. There are extra steps in processing audio information that a hard of hearing student needs to take in order to fully comprehend. The student with a hearing device will use more energy in having to concentrate on sound from a direct source like a teacher while blocking out environmental noise like the humming of lights or air conditioners. A student with hearing loss will therefore expend much more energy coping than a student without hearing loss. Teachers need to be sensitive to the reality that there is usually more than one visual thing happening at one time like a teacher talking while expecting students to take notes of the lecture. Expecting a hearing impaired student to read lips and take notes at the sam e time is not realistic. The main notes could be provided to that student beforehand so that the student can focus on lip reading the lecture. Volunteer notetakers could be assigned to support hearing impaired students in the higher grades or university where notetaking is done on a daily basis. Many hard of hearing students will also be required to take more work home to prepare themselves for class material to be covered the next day. Hall, Oyer, and Haas (2001) suggest that teachers support hard of hearing students by frequently checking to ensure the child understands information provided in class. They provided an alternative suggestion in assigning a hearing peer to assist the hearing impaired child to be an active participant in school activities for those times the teacher is preoccupied with other students. Another suggestion was for the teacher to “learn to read” the child’s facial expressions in order to have feedback about his/her understanding of material presented. This particular suggestion takes some time as the teacher gets to know the student better (p.147). In cases when the student doesn’t understand what was said, rephrasing with additional words relevant to what you want to say can provide cues to aid speech comprehension. “When rephrasing, use words central to the main idea of the communication. For example, if you are saying, “You can get your coat from your locker now,” and the student doesn’t understand, you could say, “Everyone is getting ready for the bus; you can get your coat from your locker now” (Kaveravek, 2002, p.16). Schools haven’t extensively addressed environmental noise in the classroom despite research revealing classroom acoustics as a problem. “Too many classrooms have been found to be excessively noisy and not appropriate for the learning of a hearing-impaired child using amplification” (Ross, Brackett, & Maxon, 1991; Crandell, & Smaldino, 1996). Background noise proves to have the greatest effects on the hearing ability of children with mild hearing

Ignorance of these challenges only leads to frustration for the hearing impaired student that could lead to classroom management problems for the teacher. Anything the teacher can use to absorb noise in the classroom becomes an asset for a hearing-impaired child. the parents. Deaf people are only different. Environmental noise is one of those challenges that schools need to address more seriously because it interferes so much with support for hearing-impaired students. B. backgrounds.). Haas. Oyer.losses (Anderson. Poor reading and writing skills make it difficult for the Deaf to get employed. They have different personalities. D. PLEASE LOOK AT THEIR OTHER IMPORTANT SKILLS NOT THEIR READING AND WRITING. (1991). p. Adaptations can start with basic things like ensuring heating and air conditioning systems. A. 6. M. Teaching Exceptional Children.16). Assessment and management of mainstreamed hearing impaired children. 1999). Teacher awareness comes from maintaining close communication with the student. Low Reading & Writing Skills (due to late language development) PLEASE DO NOT LAUGH AT THE DEAF WHEN THEY WRITE WRONG ENGLISH. 2. Hall. moods. & Maxon. References Anderson.3. Pakulski. Ex. 2001. 34(6). N. They are not abnormal. 14-18. H. (1999). Ross. Deaf people are not all the same. teachers need to be acutely aware of their teaching environment and adapt accordingly if possible.. Austin.1. there has been substantial progress in assistive technology and support services that offer hearing impaired people and organizations a much wider range of options to choose from when designing therapeutic goals to facilitate their lives. K. Therefore. “The teacher should be fully informed about a hearing-impaired child’s performance standards and potential” in order to develop a program with realistic goals for the child to achieve (Hall. and community agencies. Speech Language & Hearing Disorders: A guide for the teacher (3rd ed. (2002). Oyer. what’s appropriate? Volta Voices. A. J.. individuals) 2. Teachers need to maintain close communication with the SLP in order to receive guidance and consultation that can help in increasing the child’s success in the classroom. MA: Allyn & Bacon. Deaf as humans with rights & dignity.. fans. This communication is imperative in developing proper support services for the child.2. PAMANTAYAN NA KATULAD NG MGA SA NAKAKARINIG To be held to the same . 2002. 147). the SLP. L. Hearing impaired students face many challenges in our audio saturated world. 16-17. vocational. Minimal Hearing Loss is not Normal. Overall. emotional & spiritual growth & functioning of the person. Brackett.. social. Kaderavek. & Haas. (2001). opinions. J. etc. H. and lights are all working properly to alleviate unnecessary vibrations or hums in the class (Kaderavek.. 2. TX: Pro-Ed. Educators need to be aware and sensitive to those challenges when developing school programs. W. When it comes to classroom acoustics. Needham Heights. J. p.

Deaf people need time. The Hearing person should speak at moderate speed when communicating through an interpreter. the Deaf might respond late.3. They may need more time to acquire new skills. They should be given roles and place in the society.) 4. Deaf people must not only be receivers of programs & projects. 4. Deaf people are also children of God like hearing people.2. social workers etc. Interpreting from spoken to sign language needs time. Ex. VOICE INTERPRET SIGN for the Deaf for the Hearing Nagsasalita NAGSESENYAS Hearing person Deaf person educational experience. Teachers. Deaf people and hearing people are equal to each other.  6.1. Being Deaf must not be a reason why employers will reject them. 3. 8. Hopefully. Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Deaf people must be allowed to become independent.) 5. Every Deaf child has a right to use sign language and belong to Deaf culture. Hearing families should not HIDE their deaf children. Due to the uniqueness of deafness.1 Deaf people (like hearing people) need services such as  Legal services (service of lawyers INTERPRETERS in courts)  Educational services  Medical services  Rehabilitation centers  House or shelter for the abused Many of these services are available only for hearing people. As a consequence. time. Teachers and parents must challenge the Deaf to develop themselves but teachers must give them enough support.2. professionals serving the Deaf know about Deaf Culture.2.  Excerpt from the article of William R. It is not fair to lower the expectations for the Deaf.2. center). psychologist. Deaf people are not useless helpless disabled! PAGKAKATAON ( To be given equal service opportunities) 10. 7. Deaf people are not inferior to the hearing people.1.1. Deaf people must be hired for a job if they are qualified.2. interpreters.3. unique ways. Deaf people can acquire work skills if they are trained.standards of performance as their hearing peers. 9. 7. Boyce. PROPESYONAL SA LAHAT NG LARANGAN. Deaf people need to find their DEAF identity by interacting with other Deaf people and belonging to Deaf Community.1. Basic Needs of the Deaf 4. Consultant Deaf & HH. counselors.) 6. 6. People who provide services for the Deaf must not view them as “cheap” or “lower class”. to be integrated.1. Hearing world Hearing person Deaf person eaf 7. PROGRAM AT PROYEKTO ( To be accepted as partners in programs & projects) 9. Deaf & hearing people should work together in programs & projects.4. MATUTONG MAKISALAMUHA (To achieve social maturity) 7. ITURING BILANG KAPANTAY AT KAISA (To be held equal.1.3.) 3. (To be served by real professionals in all areas. Department of Health Education & Welfare.1. NAAANGKOP SA MGA KAKAYAHAN (To attain opportunities commensurate with capacities) 8. 9. Deaf people must be allowed to interact with people. Deaf people have the same range of potentials as hearing people but they don’t get enough opportunities. 10. must be real & competent professionals. .