Accommodating hearing impairedd classroom

04 Jun

It also may be possible for a student to present a tape containing the oral examination response.

A test should ultimately measure a student's achievements and not the extent of the disability.

Sign language interpreters are one of several options for promoting effective communication with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

If a student discloses a hearing loss and requests sign language interpreters, you are required by law to provide them or work with the student to provide alternative accommodations that will successfully promote effective communication. C is a graduate student with dyslexia in a counseling program.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) similarly states that personal services are not required to be provided.

Postsecondary schools are not obligated to provide personal services relating to certain individual academic activities.

Psychology programs are not required to provide the most sophisticated auxiliary aids and services available; however, they must effectively meet the needs of a student with a disability.

They should be selected after consultation with the student who will use them.

For example, the type of accommodation needed by a student who is hearing-impaired may vary, depending upon whether the format is a large lecture hall or a seminar.

She enjoyed the “hands-on” face-to-face work with clients, and she understood the lectures well, but she struggled with required readings, note-taking during class, conducting literature reviews, taking written exams and completing papers on time.

In the past, she would stay up late every night to complete the readings and she received additional time on essay exams.

They provide a level playing field, not an unfair advantage.

Under federal disability law, only if the student has disclosed a disability are you or your program responsible for providing accommodations.