ERIC Number: ED056436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Classes for Multiply Handicapped Deaf Children (Summer, 1971).
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.; Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis.
Described is a 6 weeks summer school program for 23 multiply handicapped deaf and educable mentally retarded children, aged 6 1/2 to 13 years old. Specific educational objectives are: behavior change in social settings such as dormitory, school, and playground relations; behavior change in study habits; academic achievement in mathematics; motor development; language development; reading improvement; and communication skills development. The operational program is described to consist of academic, recreational, and dormitory programs. Types of materials employed by teachers certified in either deaf education or mentally handicapped education are said to be commerical or teacher prepared materials. Special experimental materials are the Project LIFE serices and Liz Foster's Workbook. A clinical psychologist is explained to have served as a professional consultant and evaluator. Parent participation in the educational program is noted briefly. Appended are explanation of specific educational techniques and teacher made materials, an inventory of materials used in the program, and the consulting psychologist's report. (CB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Change, Communication Skills, Deafness, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Education, Hearing Impairments, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Social Development, Summer Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.; Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis.