The goal of this module is to increase awareness of the challenges facing students who are deaf or hard of hearing to access auditory information to the same extent as their peers. Teams need to be knowledgeable about how a given student uses his or her residual hearing, communicates, is affected by diverse environments, and benefits from technology. This module will define each of these factors and give clear directions to describe the student's status in the first three areas of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide: student abilities and difficulties, environmental considerations and tasks. This is part I in a two-part series. Part II will address AT tools for hearing.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 28 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Describe how residual hearing and mode of communication impact decisions about assistive technology in the classroom environment.
- Describe how environmental factors impact students with hearing loss in the classroom setting.
- Identify tasks that are challenging to students with hearing loss.
- Identify needed modifications in the environment and/or tasks to provide the best access for the student.
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