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Classroom Adaptations for Effective Learning by Deaf Students

Classroom Adaptations for Effective Learning by Deaf Students

Chapter:
(p.547) 24 Classroom Adaptations for Effective Learning by Deaf Students
Source:
Educating Deaf Learners
Author(s):
Leo De Raeve
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215194.003.0024

Providing classroom adaptations for effective learning of deaf students is a significant challenge for professionals supporting deaf students today. During the past two decades the population of deaf children has changed tremendously due to the combination of universal newborn hearing screening, early intervention, and cochlear implants. This has led to changing communication approaches, changing educational settings, and changing educational demands by these deaf learners. No one approach to deaf education will meet the needs of all deaf children and their families. An increasing number of deaf students are educated through spoken language in a regular school, where classroom acoustics are often poor. The needs of deaf learners today are more varied than ever before, with expectations that many will achieve at levels equal to their hearing peers, but their educational environment may not be staffed or equipped appropriately to ensure that they meet their full potential.

Keywords:   deaf students, deaf education, classroom adaptations, effective learning, changing educational setting

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