Teaching reading to deaf and hard of hearing children

Understanding the demographic landscape, English language proficiency, and evidence-based practices are key to teaching reading effectively to children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Peter Paul explains

TEACHING READING IS A CHALLENGING TASK. Teachers need to expose children to a wide range of genres, from fiction to nonfiction, expository to narrative, and involving texts such as newspapers, magazines, trade books, and letters. Children should also be able to understand information in a broad range of subject areas, from literature to science and mathematics.

What we know
● Grade retention is very expensive, and does not have long-term benefits.
● Schools should spend additional funding on proven programs and practices.
● Different types of intervention are needed for different children.

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Published

October 2013