ERIC Number: ED245432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Steps Toward Effective Production of Speech (STEPS): No. 4--General Information for Parents of a Deaf-Blind Child.
Sheeley, Eugene C.; McQuiddy, Doris
The booklet, one of a series of guides developed by Project STEPS (Steps Toward Effective Production of Speech), presents information for parents and deaf-blind children. Total deafness and blindness and the problems of deafness and blindness are considered, as are the nature of deaf-blindness and its special problems (e.g., eating problems, mannerisms or self stimulating behaviors). Parents are offered suggestions for obtaining medical services, talking to the child, establishing routines, and taking time for themselves. Descriptions of resource people (including social workers and otologists) and groups (such as vocational rehabilitation and service clubs) are given. The booklet concludes with brief portraits of four individuals who are deaf-blind. (CL)
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Student Characteristics
Southeast Regional Center for Deaf-Blind Children, P.O. Box 698, Talladega, AL 35160.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partlow State School, Tuscaloosa, AL.; Alabama Univ., University. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
Note: For STEPS booklets 1 and 2, see ED 204 973-974; for STEPS booklets 3-7, see EC 162 708-712.