Strategies to Prevent Visual Split-Attention with Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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One of the challenges that teachers face in teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing is how to manage visual split-attention in the classroom. When a teacher is presenting information using visual supports (e.g., utilizing an interpreter, writing on the blackboard, giving a PowerPoint presentation), learners have no choice but to divide their visual attention. This webinar will cover the differences between auditory-oriented classrooms and visually oriented classroom and the impact of visual split-attention on cognitive overload and working memory· Shifting attention between visual fields in the classroom· Strategies to reduce the effect of split-attention in various types of classroom situations.

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