- write main headings, keywords and key questions on board or Overhead Projector before starting a lesson
- Clearly point out objects which are being discussed
- If possible, use video tapes with subtitles, or if not available, write out a summary of content
- Allow the deaf child to take video home for second viewing if necessary
- Use pictures to support spoken lesson wherever possible
- Soundfield systems allow a teacher to wear a microphone and an amplifier allows all children in the room to hear more clearly
- Radio aids can be supplied which can help to cut out background noise. The teacher carries a microphone and the pupil has a receiver.
- Be aware of the need to switch it on when talking to the deaf child but to switch it off when you are talking privately to others.
- Teachers should avoid wearing loose jewellery etc. which can hit the microphone and create loud noise.
Passport to Life – A Guide to the Law in audio format especially for those with disabilities. Contains basic information about everyday rights and responsibilities, the lack of which is a profound barrier to more independent living.