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Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



June 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin
With the right modifications, students with sensory disabilities that affect how well they see and/or hear can participate fully in general education classes alongside their peers.

Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities discusses the defining characteristics and specific needs of students who are deaf, blind, or deaf-and-blind. Offering numerous practical classroom management tips and surprisingly easy instruction adjustments, this valuable resource shows teachers how they can teach in a highly effective manner that will foster the independence of students with visual and hearing impairments in the general education classroom.

Including a pre-test, post-test, and key vocabulary terms, this highly informative guide discusses everything educators need to know about students with sensory disabilities, including:

o Cognitive characteristics and issues

o Academic characteristics and issues

o Physical characteristics and issues

o Behavioural characteristics and issues

o Communication characteristics and issues

 
About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Students With Special Needs
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Self-Assessment I
 
Introduction to Teaching Students with Sensory Disabilities
 
1.What Should Every Teacher Know About Visual Impairments?
Definition  
Eligibility for Special Education  
Prevalence  
What you May See in Your Classroom  
 
2.What Should Every Teacher Know About Hearing Impairments?
Definition  
Types of Hearing Loss  
Prevalence  
What you May See in Your Classroom  
 
3.What Should Every Teacher Know About Deafness and Blindness?
Definition  
Prevalence  
Characteristics  
 
4.What Tools and Strategies Should Teachers Use to Support Students With Sensory Disabilities?
Eliminate Barriers  
Improve Communication  
Foster Independence  
 
5.Sensory Disabilities in Perspective
Understand Characteristics  
Support Accomodations  
Foster Collaboration  
Prepare for the Future  
 
6. What Have We Learned?
Key Points  
More About Visual Impairments  
More About Hearing Impairments  
Key Vocabulary  
Self-Assessment II  
Answer Key for Self-Assessments  
On Your Own  
 
Resources
Websites  
Books  
Journals & Articles  
Organizations  
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series

Introduction

Chapter 1


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