READING AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
SARAH J. NENGEL
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY OF JOS.
The Paper is a review and discussion of the reading process of hearing impaired children. It focuses on the nature of difficulties the; face in acquiring reading skills as they learn a second means of communication (L2). which has little or no relationship with the sign language (L1) that they use. It also highlights the steps parents. teachers and educators in developed countries have used to achieve success with hearing impaired children These steps are outlined for parents, teachers and all educators for adoption. to help this group of children learn and interact with their community with fewer difficulties.