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Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



March 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin

Learn how to provide targeted support to students with sensory disabilities!

With the right modifications, students with sensory disabilities-impairments that affect how well they see and/or hear-can participate fully in general education classes alongside their neighbors and peers.

In Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities discusses the defining characteristics and specific needs of students who are categorized as 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 provide instruction in a highly effective manner that will foster the independence of students with visual and hearing impairments in the general education classroom.

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

  • Cognitive characteristics and issues
  • Academic characteristics and issues
  • Physical characteristics and issues
  • Behavioral characteristics and issues
  • Communication characteristics and issues

A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection 
This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-their fullest potential.

Also see:


 
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
Key features
  • Practical, accessible, research-based information and advice distilled from a highly-successful textbook
  • Numerous case studies
  • Practical, age-appropriate strategies for the classroom
  • Reflection/professional development exercises
  • Resources – books, articles, organizations
  • Linked to IDEA 2004

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series

Introduction

Chapter 1


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