ERIC Number: ED210871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-19
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Programs for the Hearing Impaired: Bergen County Special Services School District.
Lederer, James B.; And Others
The report describes evaluation of the elementary and secondary programs which serve 158 Bergen County (NJ) severely and profoundly hard of hearing and deaf students in preschool through Grade 12. An initial section focuses on the Elementary Hearing Impaired Program (HIP). Among the program components addressed are the language development curriculum, instructional techniques, equipment, related and support services, assessment and progress reporting, REACH classes (for students with extraordinary language deficits) and sign communication, and the resource program. A second section describes the Secondary Hearing Impaired Program (SHIP) in terms of the setting, curriculum, instructional techniques, vocational and career planning, staffing, equipment, parent participation, and outreach. Noted among commendations and recommendations are the following: HIP has well defined and reasonable statements of goals and objectives which are fully supported by its staff; better audiometric information on students referred should be provided by sending school districts; the number of instructional aides in the HIP should be increased; analysis of pupil achievement records reveal that SHIP students compare most favorably to hearing impaired students in other programs; speech consultation and assessments should be provided to determine the need for voice and articulation training of selected students; and a study should be undertaken to determine whether the testing program adequately reflects the goals and objectives of the curriculum. A table with the administrative response to evaluation and appended program descriptions complete the report. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Special Services School District, Paramus, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Bergen County)