ERIC Number: ED067788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Deafness and Mental Retardation.
Stewart, Larry G., Ed.
Nine selected proceedings from a study institute discuss program alternatives for the education of deaf mentally retarded (MR) children along with such related issues as identification, size and scope of the problem, instructional approaches, curricular planning, instructional media, program funding sources, and vocational rehabilitation. The discussion of identification of deaf MR children is concerned with the basic behavioral characteristics of the population, with what standardized tests can be used for evaluation purposes and by whom, and with constructive action following identification. The size and scope of the problem with MR deaf persons in New York is treated in two articles. Reviewed are programs for MR deaf children in New York state schools for the deaf. Educational programing for MR deaf children is said to begin with gross communication defined as isolated gestures with predetermined meaning. The instructional media services and captioned films branch of the Division of Educational Services from the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped are explained. Two papers treat program funding. State and federal programs for vocational rehabilitation are explained. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.
Note: Proceedings of the Special Study Institute on Deafness and Mental Retardation, Rome, New York, May 18-19, 1972