Abstract

It is possible that a teacher and/or aide will have a child with a hearing loss in their classroom at some point in their career. This research sought to investigate day care and preschool teachers’ and aides’ knowledge of hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and the type of accommodations being provided at their facilities. A survey conducted in Wayne County, Ohio; that included a 7-point Likert-scale, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and open-ended questions was administered to 100 day care and preschool facilities. The questions focused on hearing loss, cochlear implants, hearing aids, and classroom/ teacher accommodations. Overall, two of the major conclusions were if a teacher and/or aide were to have a child with a hearing loss in their classroom they do not appear to have the knowledge regarding appropriate accommodations to comprehensively meet these children’s needs. Although they do not have the appropriate knowledge they are willing to learn about how to accommodate these children with hearing loss.

Advisor

Goldberg, Don

Second Advisor

Tefs, Gretchen

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Publication Date

2014

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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