The Effects Of Microphones And Other Auditory Amplifiers On Children With Hearing Impairments

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Microphones and other auditory amplifiers also enable students to hear better throughout the day. (Kirk, 2012). Communicating with parents is also beneficial when making accommodations in the classroom because their input is often valuable and helps ease the parents concerns as well. Many parents worry that teachers will not support American Sign Language in the classroom and will be reluctant to accept Deaf Culture. This is one important reason why it’s essential to stay in touch with parents of children with hearing impairments; to make sure that their needs are being met so you can accommodate for them within the classroom. It is also important to communicate with parents because they can pass along information about their child that helps you accommodate for them in the classroom (Thumann-Prezioso, 2005).
In 2001 researchers Luckner and Carter conducted a study to determine what changes teachers could make in the classroom in order to accommodate for children with hearing impairments. They came up with 10 accommodations to encourage learning in all students. One of the most important tips was to create a consistent schedule that is followed rigorously. Routine is important for children, especially children that are deaf and hard of hearing. This way they know what to expect throughout the day. Having a schedule that is constantly changing is difficult for students because they will be focusing more on the routine than learning. Another essential tip stated…

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