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Students with Visual / Hearing Impairments

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Students who rely on sign language for communication are often isolated from their peers because of difficulties with communication. Some feel that students with visual or hearing impairments should be placed in a separate program with other similarly impaired students. What do you think?
How does this fit with the concept of least restrictive environment?
Having a full time sign language interpreter in the classroom for one student is an expensive proposition for a school district. What other kinds of accommodations could be made in the classroom for a hearing or visually impaired student?
What kind of accommodations does your computer provide?

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Before we get started I remind all my students of the following: You probably already know this, but it is worth mentioning anyways. As an OTA with BrainMass (BM), BM does NOT allow OTAs to complete assignments or parts of assignments for students. Rather, it is an OTA's job to provide direction and guidance so that you will be in a better position to complete your own assignment.

This looks like an interesting assignment, though, so let's see where I can be helpful. I can provide you with my personal account and perspective on the topic. Remember the answers that follow are to be used as reference, not to be copied or presented in any way as your own words.

Students who rely on sign language for communication are often isolated from their peers because of difficulties with communication. Some feel that students with visual or hearing impairments should be placed in a separate program with other similarly impaired students.

What do you think?
Students who are visual and hearing impaired ought to received hybrid class instruction, some classes should be with non-disabled peer settings ...

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