The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Students with Hearing Loss in The Inclusion Environment and Special Education Support Services

Gamze Ak, Eskişehir Anadolu University (Turkey)

Elif Akay, Eskişehir Anadolu University (Turkey)


Inclusion practices for students with hearing loss have gained momentum both in Turkey and in the international literature in recent years. With the development of technology from the recent past to the present, children with hearing loss can have early diagnosis and early device opportunities. Improvements are made in the oral language of students with hearing impairment, thanks to factors such as increased access to high-quality hearing technology such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems, early diagnosis, early education interventions, and various teaching adaptations. Thus, it is seen that students with hearing loss continue their education through mainstreaming by being placed in general education classes with their peers. However, hearing aid technologies such as cochlear implant applications or hearing aids alone do not guarantee students with hearing loss to be successful in mainstreaming. At this point, support special education services have an important place in the support and success of inclusive students with hearing loss. In this study, researches in the international and national literature that provide special education support services to students with hearing loss in the inclusive environment were examined and it was aimed to emphasize the importance of support education services. For this purpose, the studies in the literature were determined and the results of the research were compiled.



Students with hearing loss, special education support services



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