Information for Educators working with Deaf children
Research at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is shifting the way deaf students are being educated. Recent research suggests that even with qualified interpreters in the mainstreamed classroom, educators need to understand deaf children learn differently, are more visual, and often process information differently than their hearing peers.
For a child who is Deaf the decision on where a child will attend school can be a difficult decision to make. Parents have a continuum of options to chose from.
There are many histories of Deaf education. It depends on who is telling the story. The story we are telling is a basic history from historians, documentation, and family. It, however, is just a glimmer of the history which actually must have occurred. Most historians agree that the true beginning of teaching children who are Deaf began in the sixteenth century in Spain.
Recommended Articles for Educators
This article discusses strategies for working with children who are deaf and have autism using visual schedules.
This article provides an in-depth description and strategies for using Social Stories with children with autism.
Dr. Linda Twilling has written this article giving families strategies and ideas to turn “horrible” holidays into “great” holiday gatherings that children will remember for years.
The ASDC 2014 Summer Camp List is now available to help families plan fun summer experiences for their children.
This exciting document written by Tiara V. Malloy provides a clear argument favoring the use of sign language with all children regardless of their hearing status.
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Parents of children who are deaf are often presented with the option of obtaining a cochlear implant for their child. Before this choice is made, it is important for parents to gather as much information as possible regarding the technology and to develop realistic expectations associated with its use.