In order to work with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, teachers must receive special training. Teachers need to employ different methods when working with hearing loss students and must be conscious of their:
A teacher of students who experience hearing loss knows to orient their body toward each student so the students can read their lips if needed. A hard-of-hearing classroom will also make great use of visuals, bright lighting, and little extraneous noise.
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Minimum Degree Requirement: The requirements for teachers working with students who are deaf or blind vary state-to-state. At the minimum, teachers are required to have earned at least a bachelor’s in special education, an additional certification or license is required in different locations.