There are many different kinds of auditory training programs available for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, there are only a few that are appropriate to be used by high school students and even fewer still that relate to the student's academic courses. An auditory training curriculum for deaf and hard of hearing high school students was developed relating to a New York State regents course in biology using the CardMaster 2020 from Califone. Fifteen key vocabulary words from three biology units were chosen for use in this curriculum. Five of these fifteen words were not practiced by the students but served as a control. The ten vocabulary words that were to be practiced were also placed in ten sentences to be listened to and written down. All vocabulary words and sentences were recorded onto magnetic cards that were listened to using the CardMaster 2020, a magnetic card reader. Participants were able to improve their scores from the pre-test to the posHest after they practiced listening to the magnetic cards.
Department, Program, or Center
Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)
Sims, Donald - Chair
Bregman, Susan, "A structured and personalized listening program for deaf and hard of hearing high school students: a curriculum development project" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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