ERIC Number: ED027679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Current Practices in Education for Hard-of-Hearing Children. Interim Report.
Fricke, James E.
To gather information about case finding and special educational services for hard of hearing children, questionnaires were sent to state departments of education and of health, to an approximate 10% random sample of local school districts serving 600 or more students, to all known public and private facilities for the deaf, and to speech and hearing centers. State departments of education and health reported on types of hearing services required by laws, and qualifications of testing personnel, and 15 estimated the number of hearing impaired children in their states. Local school districts, divided into six groups according to student population, provided information on hearing testing services, method of provision (directly or through other facilities), educational services, and kinds of facilities providing educational services. Schools for the deaf indicated number of students enrolled, degree of hearing impairment, reasons for referral of hard of hearing students, and number and kinds of classes. Types of hearing testing services, kinds of programs for hard of hearing students, types of staff persons who usually perform services, and availability of other programs for children who complete the center program are described for speech and hearing centers. (RP)
Descriptors: Auditory Evaluation, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Identification, Incidence, Partial Hearing, Private Schools, Professional Personnel, Public Schools, Referral, School Districts, Speech and Hearing Clinics, Standards, State Departments of Education, Statistical Surveys, Testing Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Joint Committee on Audiology and Education of the Deaf, Washington, DC.