ERIC Number: ED311632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Language Arts: Programming Suggestions for Hearing Impaired Students in Elementary Schools. Recommended Resources by the Alberta School for the Deaf.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.; Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.
The monograph is designed to assist program planning teams in developing language arts programs for hearing-impaired students in regular classrooms. Topics discussed include promising instructional strategies, description and evaluation of materials, and effective assessment instruments. The first section on instructional strategies covers facilitating individualized services for hearing-impaired students in the regular classroom, basal readers, reading strategies, suggestions for teaching spelling and vocabulary, strategies for developing written English competence, and games for learning language arts. The next section, on materials developed for hearing-impaired students, offers descriptions and evaluations of the following materials or computer programs: "Apple Tree" Language Program; "Communicative Competence" (a functional pragmatic language program); "Many Meanings" (a multiple meaning workbook); "Reading Milestones"; "TSA Syntax Program"; and "T-Language Kits." Ten recommended readings on language arts are listed, as is a booklet on hearing aids. The extensive appendix is a guide to the assessment of communication skills. Guidelines for evaluation of language and reading problems are followed by recommendations for the selection of assessment instruments and summaries of 15 instruments. Each summary includes title, source, a description, uses, problems, and advantages and disadvantages. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Mainstreaming, Reading Instruction, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods
Alberta Education Response Centre, 6240-113 St., Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.; Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.