Developed from the work of specialist teachers in Ealing who have been involved in promoting inclusive practices, this book shows how eliciting the pupil's views and strengthening the pupil voice is an important element in the success of any inclusion project. Covering a wide range of disabilities including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Specific Learning Difficulties, it includes: Case-studies; Descriptions of the difficulties encountered by the young; Practical strategies to address these difficulties; Useful resources. Essential for any adult working in an inclusive setting, this fascinating book brings together theory with real practice.
Chapter 5: Including Pupils with Hearing Impairment
Including Pupils with Hearing Impairment
Hearing impairment is a clinical term used to describe all types and degrees of hearing loss. Throughout this chapter the terms ‘deaf’ and ‘hearing impaired’ are used interchangeably and refer to the whole range of hearing loss. This reflects common practice in the field of the education of the deaf and also the personal preference of the authors. Hearing impairment can be defined as any loss of sound sensitivity produced by abnormality anywhere in the auditory system. There are two main types of deafness of which conductive deafness is the most common. Sounds cannot pass through the outer and middle ear to the cochlea and auditory nerve in the inner ear. This is often ...