Accommodating hearing impairedd classroom
In sign language, thoughts are expressed through a vocabulary of hand and arm movements, positions, and gestures.The intensity and repetition of the movements and the facial expressions accompanying the movements are also important elements of manual communication.
Documentation supporting hearing impairment should describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis.
Make sure your documentation meets these seven criteria: Documentation should state the hearing impairment as diagnosed.
The diagnosis should be made by someone with appropriate professional credentials, should include a clear and specific statement of deafness or hearing loss and, when appropriate, should relate the disability to professional standards.
There are two types of interpreters - oral and manual.
The oral interpreter "mouths" what is being said while the manual interpreter uses sign language. There is a time lag, which will vary in length depending upon the situation, between the spoken word and the interpretation or translation.
Reasonable accommodations and services are available to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing.