ERIC Number: ED026765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Committee for a Comprehensive Plan for Hearing Impaired Children.
Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.
The results of a 2 1/2-year study to formulate an overall plan utilizing and coordinating existing services for hearing impaired children are reported. The definition, classification, incidence, and prevention of hearing impairment and the orientation of professional personnel are discussed. Recommendations are given for identification and medical referral of children with hearing impairment in terms of classification, personnel requirements, identification procedures for preschool and school age children, hearing examinations, and test equipment. Illustrative materials include an audiogram, a scale of hearing handicap, tabular representations of degree of impairment as related to educational needs, screening frequencies, and permissible noise levels for screening. Also considered are the following services for the hearing impaired: parent counseling; education of hearing impaired children; role of university clinics and laboratory schools; psychiatric and social services; rehabilitation and employment; and coordination of services. (JB)
Descriptors: Administration, Agency Cooperation, Auditory Evaluation, Clinical Diagnosis, Coordination, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Services, Hearing Impairments, Identification, Incidence, Parent Counseling, Prevention, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Psychiatric Services, Recreational Programs, State Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Illinois Commission on Children, Room 1010, Myers Building, Springfield, Illinois 62701.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Services for Crippled Children.; Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.