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ERIC Number: ED073436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 8
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Reading Instruction and Technical Retraining in the Community College for Disadvantaged Adults.
Resmondo, Betsy
The Waubonsee Hearing Impaired Program (WHIP), offering courses for disadvantaged adults in English and reading as well as a special program for hearing impaired students, is described. English Review is a course which aids students whose deficiencies in English preclude their taking the regular freshman English courses. Instruction is individualized and students are required to write short themes and other expository prose essential for vocational goals or further studies. Notetaking, outlining, use of dictionaries, and test taking techniques are also taught. Developmental Reading is a course designed for adults who never completed their years of formal education. Work is given to increase skills in vocabulary, phonics, listening, reading comprehension, spelling, and written expression. English as a second language is offered in both of these courses for those whose native language is not English. A special tutor works with these students so that a meaningful program is developed for their particular needs. Interpreters are provided to aid in lip reading, and classes are offered teaching sign language. The philosophy of the Hearing Impaired Program is to provide those services which allow the deaf student to compete on an equal basis with his hearing peer in an integrated classroom. (HS)
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