You are here

Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities

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
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Teaching Students with Sensory Disabilities
1.What Should Every Teacher Know About Visual Impairments?

Eligibility for Special Education


What you May See in Your Classroom

2.What Should Every Teacher Know About Hearing Impairments?

Types of Hearing Loss


What you May See in Your Classroom

3.What Should Every Teacher Know About Deafness and Blindness?



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



Journals & Articles


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


Chapter 1

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781412939003

ISBN: 9781412939478