Teaching Students Who Require Auditory Support

Students who require additional auditory support are challenged by many typical classroom instructional strategies. Although they can see the lectures and discussions, a large part of traditional teaching is visual and auditory and requires hearing not just the instructor but also their classmates. They use a variety of accommodations, assistive technology, and compensatory strategies based upon their varying needs. Many make use of visual aids, sound amplification, captioning on videos, notetakers, and recorded lectures for notetaking.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will be partnering with you to ensure materials are accessible and that the student has the necessary equipment/technology to access your course. Please alert SAS right away if you become aware that a student is encountering any access barriers.

Good Practice Guidelines

The good practice guidelines outlined below are intended to make course material and methods more accessible to these students. Moreover, improving access for disabled students will benefit other students who may have a variety of undisclosed learning preferences and challenges or for whom English is a second language.

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