Reading for the children with hearing impairment: Activities from a special education center in Turkey
Wednesday, March 9 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Location: Hermitage C
Abstract: Syntax, semantics and morphology relations are clue systems of languages’ and their instruction require enhancements with activities in first reading and writing. Syntax is related to language’s structure and covers grammar rules. Semantics is related to meaning and covers information related to meanings and meaning shifts occur in words, clauses, statements. Morphology is the system related to sounds of characters and relations between characters (Davenport, 2002). Children learn to use clue systems of languages while these activities are applied. That is why preparation and application of activities are of great importance. The school in which these activities were conducted is a unique school for Turkish children. IÇEM; Center for Hearing Impaired Children. It caters for the needs of K-12 children and has a teaching staff of 35 and support staff of 15. The school uses the oral-communicative approach, making heavy use of hearing aids in conventional face-to-face classroom situations.