Reaction Paper: Hearing Loss in Children

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[. . .] First as a teacher attending to this children you must make sure that every child within your care and has this complication gets to follow the class proceedings and for this to be achieved a number of things has to be in place.

I. Conducive learning environment for the children with hearing loss

II. An extra care and attention should be accorded to these children in that while teaching them you should be facing them, also come up with the way in which these children can communicate to you if they are not following whatever you are doing or telling them. A perceptive teacher once came up with the proposal of what she called "secret sign" that she instructed her student to use when not following the classroom discussion. Such kind of emphasis have worked well in building children's understanding.

III. The teacher should try and create a good rapport with these kids making them more open to the teacher.

From the interview and the situation in most schools it is without no doubt that teachers always do their best to delivering service to these kids. If performance was gauged, we found out that a good number of this kids could pronounce a number of difficult words which tend to be a problem to many of them. And with this only some polishing should be done as we will see below.

It is very obvious that every parent would want to give his child the best foundation to build his or her life on and the teachers also have done their best in assisting this children only that due to development and enhancement in technology, teachers need to double their efforts and make sure that all is in place to encounter the development. Among the areas that need adjustment are.

Education where an Educational Audiologist who is to take care of children hearing in the classroom and should also train ordinary teachers and other members of staff on hearing loss should be introduced because in most schools this was a challenge. On concentration, a teaching Assistant who assists in performing a range of tasks including assisting the children stay side by side of classroom activities is to be introduced as in most schools only had one general teacher for all the purposes. And lastly on the children's speech which seems as the most challenging sector for this kids, a speech Language Pathologist is needed as he will be in a position to offer speech service to those children with cochlear at some spot in their school life. This position comes with the accountability of evaluating as well as growing an intercession arrangement, and spoken language ability. There is also a need for the interpreter as many children with this complication use spoken language and nearly half of them tend to use full communication in school hence a need for the interpreter.


As we have seen that it is difficult to recognize children with hearing loss without taking the child through hearing screening program. It is therefore advisable that if a child is attending a mainstream school, the teacher should be informed and prepared well in advance as he or she might not have attended to such a child. With the parent teacher cooperation it is without doubt that the child will get the best. There should be a flowing communication between the parent and the teacher. Routine check-ups must be carried out regularly to the child to ensure that all goes on well. A free environment should be accorded to the teacher to allow him or her get his own way of assisting the child and not being restricted to the already outlaid procedure (following others lead). This is important because research has proved that most of the best ideas for effectual insertion have always emanated from responsive teachers with no aforementioned skills with such children in their care. As it is the routine that the teacher will always shoulder the liability for appropriate classroom seating as well as examination to guarantee the child's understand

Work cited

F.H. Bess, J. Dodd-Murphy, R.A. Parker, (1998). Children with minimal sensorineural hearing loss: prevalence, educational performance, and functional status, Ear Hear. 19, 339 -- 354.

J. Dood-Murphy, N. Mamlin, (2002). Minimizing minimal hearing loss in the schools: what every classroom teacher should know, Prevent. School Failure 46, 86 --… [END OF PREVIEW]

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