Add carpeting, area rugs
or drapes to the classroom.
If you don't have carpeting,
attach tennis balls to the bottom of chair legs to stop chairs from
scraping on the floor (cut a 1" X on the balls and pop it onto each
Focus on reducing background
noise as much as possible (i.e., loudly ticking clocks, air conditioning
units, open door to hallway, noise from open windows, etc.).
Add other noise absorbing
materials such a cork board to the walls.
Consider background noise
when choosing the child's seating placement.
Use fully lighted classrooms.
Make sure videos are captioned.
Arrange student's schedule so that academic subjects are taught in
Provide written school announcements.
Provide in-service training for regular classroom teachers about
Provide FM system (free field systems/extension for hearing aids).
Choose sensitive and inclusive instructors who exhibit superior classroom
Strategically situate classrooms away from noise, i.e. adjacent
traffic, road construction, playgrounds, cafeterias, music/band room,