Welcome to the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Teacher's Resource page. The purpose of this website is to support teachers who are teaching Deaf and hard of hearing students in a rich and meaningful way. We know that teaching is a complex process and when it comes to teaching students with any level of hearing loss, we get that additional supports are needed. We hope that we can help support you in your teaching practices as you help support all your students in their learning experiences. View the website to find information on Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) as well as answers to frequently asked questions, lessons that help develop social skills of DHH individuals, activities with ASL instruction, tips to improve your DHH student's learning experience, ASL support videos, links to additional resources, and so much more.
View the above video created by the SDHHS on the story "You Deaf?" by author Linda McLaughlin, which discusses experiences DHH individuals could have when it comes to friendships.
What is DHH?
Getting to know your student is an important part of the teaching process. Knowing what your student is like, what they don't like, what their hobbies are, who is part of their family, what their personal capabilities are, and so much more all influences how you teach.
When it comes to DHH students, it is extemely important that you take the time to understand them and what their capabilities are when it comes to language. They might be totally fluent in American Sign Language and they might not be. No two DHH individuals are alike; just like no two students are.