How to Talk to a Deaf Student with Interpreter Present


Even with an interpreter present, deaf people appreciate being spoken to directly, using the
pronoun "you." There is no need to use phrases such as, "Tell him…" or "Ask her…." The
process is much more effective if you speak to the student in the same way that you would
speak to anyone else.
It is important that you use the same policies for a deaf student as you would with any of
your hearing students, especially when adding and dropping from your class rosters.


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