Services for Deaf People in a Rural Setting: Issues and Recommendations for Teachers

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What do you do?

 

Helpful Hints

Remember:
Deaf children can benefit from school just like hearing children
Deaf children can be taught
Deaf children need extra support

1. How do I get to know the child?

Relationships

Put the child at ease by:

Communication

Reading and Writing

Hearing

Remember:
Deaf children have special needs. They are not stupid or dumb.
Communication may be a problem. The child may not be able to speak or write. However, the child has a language. Together you will learn to communicate.
Communication is the key to the education of the child. It is possible to communicate.

2. What about in the classroom?

Place in the Classroom

Visual Aids

Interaction

Remember:
Others have tried this before and it has worked.
Have confidence in your abilities. Ask for help. You do not have to do it alone

3. How should I structure the lessons?

Remember:
You do not need expensive materials and equipment to teach the child.
Encourage deaf and hearing children to interact with each other.

4. How will he/she respond?

In Class

At Home

Remember:
Have patience.
Do not expect the child to start reading within a few days. They may have no previous experience.

5. Who can help me?

Hearing Members of the Community

Deaf Members of the Community

Region or Country

Education

Remember:
Don't be afraid to ask for help.

6. How can I learn more?

Courses

People

Remember:
Try and get more training.

7. Am I making progress?

Ask yourself:

Ask Others

Remember:
Share your experience with others in similar situations.
Evaluate your work after a short time.

8. Is this all I should do?

This list is not exhaustive, it is simply to give you some helpful hints. Experiment and see what works best for you.

The child will progress.
Try and get more training.
Deaf children can benefit from school just like hearing children.
Ask for help. You do not have to do it alone.
Keep communicating - not just through speech.
Others have tried this before and it has worked.
Have confidence in your abilities.
Communication may be a problem. However, the child has a language. Together you will learn to communicate.
Encourage deaf and hearing children to interact with each other.
Deaf children can be taught.
Don't give up - be patient.
Do not expect the child to start reading within a few days.
Evaluate your work after a short time.
Communication is the key to the education of the child. It is possible to communicate.
You do not need expensive materials and equipment to teach the child.
Deaf children need extra support.
Share your experience with others in similar situation.

Initiative for Deaf Education in the Third World, Egypt, 1997

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