More from Pat Lakey (University of South Florida-Sarasota):
• Engage the attention of the student with a hearing impairment before communicating with the class.
• Always face the student when speaking.
• Do not talk while writing on chalkboard.
• If possible, face the light source and keep your hands away from your face when speaking.
• Repeat the questions other students in the class asked so that students with hearing impairments know what you are refering to.
• Speak clearly and naturally and at your normal pace, unless you are asked to slow down.
• The use of visual aids is most helpful since vision is the student's primary means of receiving information.
• Provide all important information (assignments, due dates, exam dates, changes in the class schedule, special event dates, etc.) in written form (handout or write on board).
• Reduce excessive noise as much as possible to facilitate communication (classmates chattering, outside noise in hallway).