Teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing works with children who have hearing problems.
There are children who are hard of hearing (diminished hearing) having a partial loss of hearing.
Children suffering from hearing loss are usually called hearing-impaired ones, in contrast to deaf people, for whom, even in conditions of using sound amplifying equipment, the perception of speech by hearing is not possible. At the same time, a frank and persistent loss of hearing makes it difficult not only to perceive speech, but also inevitably leads to a violation and misunderstanding of expressive speech (this is speech that others hear).
Behavioral and learning characteristics are typical for the hearing-impaired children. To help such children is the task of the teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing.Teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing consider in his work:
1. the child’s age;
2. degree of hearing loss;
3. features of the child's personality;
4. possibilities of brain compensatory mechanisms.
In view of this, the methods of working with a child are selected and the final goals of defect correction are determined.