ERIC Number: ED180145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Impaired Developmentally Disabled Persons: An Orientation and Resources Guide for State Developmental Disabilities Councils.
Stewart, Larry G.
The orientation and resources guide is intended for members of State Developmental Disabilities Councils to acquaint them with the problems and needs of hearing impaired developmentally disabled (HIDD) persons and with service models and resources that can be used to meet these problems and needs. The HIDD population is defined and described, and estimated prevalence figures for the nation and for each state are presented. Problems and needs of the HIDD population are reviewed, and the meaning of hearing loss is discussed in practical terms as well as in terms of educational, social, personal, and vocational adjustment. Six service models for the HIDD population are examined, and their strengths and weaknesses compared. Inter- and intra-agency coordination of services are considered, and several mechanisms available to foster coordination of services on behalf of HIDD persons are described. The State Developmental Disabilities Council's role in advocating improved services for HIDD persons is discussed, and possible ways that each state can conduct a needs assessment and plan services for this population are outlined. Also provided are listings of human and technical resources that can be used in service programing efforts, descriptions of training and technical services resources that can be tapped by the State Councils as needed, and a list of references. (DLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.