classroom management strategies for hearing impaired students
1) Regarding educational placement of the hearing impaired children there lie many options ranging from least restricted to most restricted. However, for the severe and profoundly impaired children like deaf, there must be a separate special provision in the shape of residential school, special day school or special classes equipped with all necessary support materials.
2)Use of developmental technological means may prove quite fruitful in the adequate adjustment and educational progress of the hearing impaired children. As example of the use of such aids we may name the use of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, alerting devices, television and film captioning, text telephone, and computer technology, etc.
3) Deaf children can use special devices to hear their teacher in class. These devices allows deaf students to learn in a classroom along with students with normal hearing abilities. In fact, there are laws in place to protect a student’s right to assistive technology in the case of deafness.
4) Three laws protect the rights of children to have assistive technology in schools when needed: the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each of these laws has provisions for every child to have access to instruction, which for a deaf student would mean the assistive technology necessary for them to learn at the same pace as the rest of the class.