The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

Training materials for language modification

This document outlines, with examples, the grammatical features of written language likely to prove difficult for deaf learners to comprehend. The document should prove useful to QToDs for training mainstream staff, TAs, CSWs and others working with deaf learners. People wishing to further their skills in language modification can work through the exercises contained. Anyone wishing for feedback on resources they have modified for a deaf learner is invited to submit their work for feedback. the advice contained pertains only to texts being written/modified for teaching purposes. When modifying exam materials for a candidate to take without support, a BATOD accredited modifier will simplify structures more rigorously.
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