As many parents want their child tobe healthy and normal in life, some children, however, are not as blessed andfortunate. Children with hearing loss or disabilities often require an implementationdevice such as a hearing aid or an effective teaching method to be able tocommunicate with others if they are not able to hear of any kind. One methodmany teachers use for deaf children is sign language, which is a combination ofhand movements and facial expressions. Just like spoken language, sign languagealso is unique to different countries.
Some children learn to read lips assomeone is talking directly to them, while others cannot do so at all. Parentswill often implement the start of teaching sign language to their baby and beable to start communicating with them daily. With the right teaching methodsand support early in life, the child can grow immensely.Sign language canbe taught in numerous ways including hand gestures, lip reading, facial expressions,books, movies, and games. If a child takes an interest in a certain method ofteaching that technique is best for effective teaching. When talking to deafchildren it is important to speak in a slow-paced clear and non-mumbled tone ofvoice if they are trying to read lips.
If the child is unable to understandsomething or is unable to communicate back it is a clever idea to have themwrite or draw pictures to help facilitate what they are trying to say. Hearing loss can result from multiple ear infections or bedamaged at birth. The permanent hearing loss will affect development if notdetected early. If the hearing loss happens later in life it can have asignificant impact. Therapy is often implemented in the loss of hearing alongwith hearing aids.
The final goal of implementing interventions such as signlanguage or speech therapy should make children and adults more conscious oftheir hearing and speech along with how to communicate more effectively withothers.