Advocacy Notes: Captioning in the Classroom

Captioning in the Classroom

 

 

My child can’t keep up with what is said, but the school said that they wouldn’t provide captioning…

Why would captioning be needed? Hearing loss decreases the amount of speech that is perceived, especially in large group listening environments like classrooms. Even with the most up to date hearing technology, normal hearing – or 20:20 hearing – is not restored. This puts students who are hard of hearing at high risk for increasing gaps in vocabulary and challenges keeping up with what their abilities would predict them to be able to perform in school.

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