ERIC Number: ED064847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Cued Speech Parent Training and Follow-up Program. Final Report.
Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC.
The purpose of the project was to train parents and teachers of hearing impaired children in the use of cued speech and to provide support services to 10 schools and programs to enable them to serve as models. During 1968-69, 3537 parents and teachers attended workshops and demonstrations, and 486 parents in 41 classes received an average of 15.7 hours of instruction. During the followup program, 1969-71, resident services averaging 1.5 instructor months each were provided to 10 schools and programs. Materials developed and distributed included demonstration films, recorded lesson, handbooks for teachers and parents, and other printed materials. Correlation between extent of use of cued speech and reported beneficial effects on receptive and expressive language, speech and speechreading was significant at the 0.01 confidence level. Impact of the dissemination and parent training program seemed adequate, resulting in initiation of use of cued speech by enough schools and programs to give it a chance to prove its value. Impact of the followup program was insufficient to bring the participating programs to the level of models of use of the method. Several of the programs appear to be capable of reaching this level in another year or two. (Author)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC.