Special Education

Hard of Hearing and Deaf Students:
A Resource Guide to Support Classroom Teachers

Preparing to Teach Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

The student with a hearing loss is a learner with the same needs and aspirations as others in the classroom. The goals of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum are the building blocks from which you, in consultation with the education team, will begin to develop the student's individual education plan (I.E.P.). Planning for the student with a hearing loss incorporates the intellectual, personal/ social, and career goals of all learners and will also include objectives relating specifically to the student's hearing loss. These may include development of:

  • language
  • auditory skills
  • speech
  • sign language as required
  • speech reading

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