Some Recommended Accommodations for
Students With Hearing Impaired
seating is important for this student. Seated near the front of the class, the
student will be able to utilize any residual hearing.
Don’t talk with
your back to the class (as when writing on the chalkboard); it eliminates facial
or lip-reading cues.
slides or videos, an outline or summary of the material shown will greatly
assist the student in processing this visual information. Discuss lighting
needs with the student in regards to lip-reading and interpreter services.
are asked, repeat the question before answering. With preferential seating the
student will not be able to see and hear the rest of the class as well.
giving procedural information while handing out papers, etc. Make sure such
information is clearly understood by the student.
“listening”, it is difficult to simultaneously take good notes. A notetaker may
need to be provided or provide the student with copies of your lecture notes.
If the student
needs to use a sign language interpreter, discuss with the student and the
interpreter where it would be best for the interpreter to be located to provide
the greatest benefit for the student. You may wish to experiment with different
placements until you find the most successful one.
may be used for class and private discussions.