Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Tutors

"Education is all a matter of building bridges"

Ralph Ellison

Below are some resources for tutors who are deaf or hard of hearing who tutor students who require adaptations to their tutoring.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

15 principles for reading to deaf children

15 principles for reading aloud to deaf and hard of hearing children. These principles enable teachers, tutors and parents to develop strategies and skills for reading aloud to deaf and hard of hearing students.

 

American Sign Language (ASL) dictionary

An online dictionary with over 5,600 ASL words

 

ABC poster   

A manual alphabet poster in ASL

 

ASL alphabet browser

This site provides a list of words and their sign language version in a video clip. Follow the instructions on the screen to look up words and their meanings.

 Mainstreaming students who are hearing impaired or hard of hearing

This guide provides teachers, parents and professional staff with basic information on the role of hearing in developmental and educational processes and how to optimize the learning environment to help the hearing impaired or hard of hearing student be successfully mainstreamed into a regular education setting so as to reach their maximum potential.

 

Strategies for teaching children with hearing loss

Special Needs Opportunity Window (SNOW) is a website dedicated to universal design practices in education and is aimed at people with disabilities, educators, parents and technological professionals.

 

Tips for working with hard of hearing and non hearing students

The above site provides some very useful information on tips for working with hard of hearing and non hearing students.

 

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