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So...You have a hearing impaired student in your classroom!

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  • The HI student should be encouraged to watch the teacher whenever he/she is talking to the class.
  • The teacher should use natural gestures when they complement, not substitute for speech.
  • Whenever reports are given or during class meetings, have the childern stand in front of the class so the HI student can see the speaker's lips.
  • During class discussions, let the HI student turn around and face the class so he/she can see the lips of the reciter.
  • Assignments should be written on the board so the HI student can copy them accurately.
  • Designate another student to be a note taker.
  • Use visual aids in presentations.
  • Seat the HI student away from heating/cooling systems, hallways and outdoor noises.


Johnson County Special Services
500 Earlywood Dr.
Franklin, IN 46313

General Office: 736-8495
Voice Mail:  738-5924
Pager: 424-0400