Learning Exceptionality: Deafness and Hard of Hearing

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Learning Exceptionality: Deafness and Hard of Hearing by Mind Map: Learning Exceptionality: Deafness and Hard of Hearing

1. Social Skills

1.1. Teaching & Learning Techniques

1.1.1. Develop “how to” charts on various social skills of need.

1.1.2. Use media/literature examples to highlight pro-social skills and positive choices made by the characters.

1.1.3. Remove barriers - Directly teach lessons to the whole class on specific social skills.

1.1.4. Post social skills visuals/charts with strategies.

1.2. Tech Tools

1.2.1. Assess students in an online format (individual and in group work).

1.2.2. Suggest appropriate Apps to connect students on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest).

2. Articulation Skills

2.1. Teaching & Learning Techniques

2.1.1. Use visual pictures with words for the specific sound being targeted.

2.1.2. Model correct speech to the student, emphasizing the misarticulated word.

2.1.3. Implement strategies provided by speech-language pathologists.

2.1.4. Use preferential seating, so that the student can see the teacher’s mouth when he/she is speaking.

2.2. Tech Tools

2.2.1. Google Docs for an online spell checker/access to spell check online.

2.2.2. Duolingo App assists students will articulating words in a variety of languages, including English.

3. Metacognitive Skills

3.1. Teaching & Learning Techniques

3.1.1. Question the student on his/her process of problem solving.

3.1.2. Use checklists for work completion.

3.1.3. Pair oral instructions with visuals.

3.1.4. Post and refer to reference materials pertaining to starting work and problem solving.

3.2. Tech Tools

3.2.1. Use videos to extend the learning process and understanding of the student.

3.2.2. Have student select images/music/information that correlates with the lesson.

3.2.3. Use an FM/AM radio station for students who are hard of hearing.

4. Self-Esteem

4.1. Teaching & Learning Techniques

4.1.1. Reinforce even small improvements and efforts.

4.1.2. Pre-determine peer groupings to maximize chances of success.

4.1.3. Post classroom rules, including “no put downs to others or self”.

4.1.4. Provide achoice of assignments, so the student can select an area of strength.

4.2. Tech Tools

4.2.1. Use multi-media and literature to highlight others’ self-esteem.

4.2.2. Give student the opportunity to "teach" a group on a tech tool they are successful with.

5. Verbal Ability

5.1. Teaching & Learning Techniques

5.1.1. Pre-teach vocabulary with concrete materials and visuals.

5.1.2. Use repetition.

5.1.3. Check with the student to ensure correct understanding of instructions.

5.1.4. Teach the student to ask for clarification.

5.2. Tech Tools

5.2.1. Similar to  articulation skills, Duolingo allows student to verbally pronounce punctuation better with practice

5.2.2. Using a microphone adaptor connected to the computer, student will be able to practice vocabulary in a word document and be successful.