Two students are sitting on top of their desks so that they can face each other. They are both looking toward the teacher who stands in between them. One child is moving his hands. A blackboard is on the wall behind the teacher.

How can teachers help a deaf student understand what is happening in the classroom? This article provides general advice. For students who lip read, the article guides teachers in making lip reading possible. The article also provides guidance on working with sign language interpreters.

Although this article is an adequate introduction, teachers will want to continue reading other materials. Consult our listing of websites for teachers to find many more resources.

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