Providing Learning Support for d/Deaf Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Deaf Etiquette and Hints for Effective Communication

What's in a name?

When referring to students with hearing loss, staff should be aware of certain issues:

In order to encompass all levels of deafness the terms d/Deaf or hearing-impaired people can be used. This will ensure that all groups are covered.

How can I communicate more effectively?

When you are communicating with d/Deaf students, whether in the classroom, one-to-one or in the field, remember:

For students who lip-read

For students who use an interpreter

For all d/Deaf or hearing-impaired students

Page updated 14 December 2001

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