TEDI 2 Week 2 - The Deaf Child's Language and Communication

In this video, Odette Swift interviews Vera-Genevey Hlayisi, an audiologist and lecturer at UCT who elaborately responds to questions relating to language and communication for deaf children. She explains how language mismatch negatively influences a deaf child’s understanding of what is taught in class and the consequent knock-on effect on their academic performance. Discussing the different linguistic demands of deaf learners and their hearing peers, she highlights the role of audiologists and language therapists in assisting the teacher to identify adaptations and support mechanisms that s/he can use to facilitate learning for deaf children. This video lecture 10/11 of week 2 of the course: Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher.