ERIC Number: ED040522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Current Practices in Education for Hard-of-Hearing Children. Final Report.
McConnell, Freeman; And Others
Descriptive data were gathered from state departments of education and health, local school districts, speech and hearing clinics, and residential and day schools for the deaf and hard of hearing. Site visits were made to 10 school districts. Results demonstrated that more emphasis was being placed upon the identification of children with hearing loss than upon the education and continued reevaluation of these children. Site visits confirmed the impression that there was a lack of understanding of the special educational needs of hard of hearing children. State departments were generally unable to affect identification or educational programs. Schools for the deaf were frequently required, by default, to accept hard of hearing children, but only infrequently made special provisions for them. Clinics identified their chief function as providing identification and communication skills development services for preschool children. Recommendations were made involving educational, leadership, and research needs. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Joint Committee on Audiology and Education of the Deaf, Washington, DC.