Intervention Strategies

Intervention Strategies

Key Words: Instructional Strategies, Language, K-12

Submitted: Diane Scarnecchia/K.S.U. Student/Deaf Ed. Major

Topic: Intervention Strategies

Tasks: This article presents many modified language instruction techniques. They are modified for use with deaf and hard-of-hearing students.


Luetke-Stahlamn, Barbara. (1993). Research based language intervention strategies adapted for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. American Annals of the Deaf, 138, 404-409.


This article examines many methods of language instruction, modified for deaf or hard-of-hearing students. All the methods are based on the assumptions that language skills were assessed in the areas of pragmatics, semantics, and syntax, and that appropriate goals and objectives have been written. The main focus of these interventions are on content of form and use of language. The basic method of instruction requires an adult to be present in the room with the child. Also the adult helps change the environment or the correct form of language. The main object is for the child to have a reason to respond and use language.

Insights: This article was interesting because it provides several techniques to help deaf or hard- of-hearing students develop correct language usage. Since it provides several ideas, the children do not become stagnated with one form of language intervention. There are also techniques that do not require much preparation by the teacher.

Questions: How can I effectively integrate these techniques into my classroom on a daily basis?
Will the students really benefit from these techniques?


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Bickel, W.E., & Bickel, D.D. (1986). Effective schools, classrooms, and instruction: Implications for special education. Exceptional Children, 52(6), 489-500.

Graham, S., & Harris, K.R. Instructional recommendations for teaching writing to exceptional students. Exceptional Children, 54(6), 506-512.

Uploader: Grace Shanafelt/K.S.U. Student/Deaf Ed. Major