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Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities

Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

March 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin
With the right modifications, students with sensory disabilities that affect how well they see and/or hear can participate fully in general education classes alongside their peers.

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

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

o Cognitive characteristics and issues

o Academic characteristics and issues

o Physical characteristics and issues

o Behavioural characteristics and issues

o Communication characteristics and issues

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



Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series


Chapter 1

Bob Algozzine

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and... More About Author

James Ysseldyke

Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe. ... More About Author

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