A recent blog post from AFB (American Federation for the Blind) focuses on listening guidelines for English Language Learners who are blind or visually impaired. This post uses excerpts from a webinar presented by Madeline Milian and lists the following guidelines:
- Match listening activities to the student's English proficiency level.
- Develop lessons around environmental sounds.
- Teach key phrases that will help the student solicit clarification.
- Learn the basic difference between students' native language and English.
- Teach key questions.
- Connect listening with literacy skills.
- Pay attention to your wait time.
- Use appropriate rate of speech.
This excerpt is part of an entire webinar series based on Learning to Listen/Listening to Learn: Teaching Listening Strategies to Students with Visual Impairments from AFB Press.