The majority of pupils who are deaf or hearing impaired are educated in mainstream classes. This means that mainstream teachers will not only come into contact with these pupils, but will have the responsibility for teaching them. There is a wide range of pupils covered by the title of the book: some deaf pupils will wear hearing aids, some will have a fluctuating hearing loss, and others will prefer to communicate using sign language. If this book succeeds in giving mainstream teachers, learning support assistants and others who may meet deaf and hearing impaired pupils in school a greater understanding not only of the difficulties which these pupils may face but also of the contribution which they can make to the school then it will have fulfilled its aim.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Introduction: the range of deaf and hearing impaired pupils, Linda Watson; Chapter 2 Pupils with conductive hearing loss, Linda Watson; Chapter 3 Deaf and hearing impaired pupils learning mainly via aided hearing, Stephen Powers; Chapter 4 Deaf children who sign, Susan Gregory; Chapter 5 Children with cochlear implants, Susan Gregory.