Educators must be able to review and grade student papers, develop handouts, highlight points visually during lectures (e.g., write on a board), and complete paperwork.
Educators who are hard of hearing or deaf should not have too much trouble reading or writing by hand, however, they may encounter occasional questions about spelling or grammar. For example, a teacher who is hard of hearing might have more trouble sounding out a studentís attempt at spelling words. A teacher whose primary language is American Sign Language (which has a different set of grammatical rules) may need to be extra careful about his or her grammar when making handouts.
Educators with speech impairments will not have difficulty with these tasks, assuming that they not have another type of disability. For example, a language disability that impacts the ability to perceive language or select words might be present, but these impairments are discussed further in the section on cognitive impairments.
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