Do these children have separate textbooks, curriculum or examination boards?
No, absolutely not. It is a common misunderstanding among people that hearing impaired students use different textbooks. Hearing impaired children also have to read same History, Geography, Science or Mathematics. Hence there is NO NEED of different textbooks. However, education for the hearing impaired especially in a special school differs in several aspects like:
- teaching methodology
- teaching aids
- mode of communication
- balance between knowledge and language
- structure of a classroom including sitting arrangement
- teacher student ratio etc.