Teacher-training to work with children who have hearing issues is altering in the US with new demand for teachers who can teach listening-and-spoken language (LSL) when working with children who wear hearing devices.
Specifically, the US Department of Education is funding the training of 40 teachers in LSL and audiology skills, from 2014 at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MI with a $1.18 million investment into PACS (the Program for Audiology and Communication Sciences) at the university.
In Qatar teacher-training is altering too, with the Supreme Education Council moving to train teachers in educating all children together, regardless of hearing ability, and using the latest technology in classroom practices.
Both news releases confirm the global demand for teachers who prioritise the listening-and-speaking (LSL) method of educating children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Knowledge of audiology and hearing-device connectivity will be a significant advantage for teachers looking to work in this field.
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