ERIC Number: ED077159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Special Study Institute for Teachers of Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped.
Blea, William A., Ed.
Three presentations described the relation of media implosion to delivery of educational services to deaf-blind multihandicapped children, a curriculum for profoundly retarded children in development centers, and a device for screening hearing in high risk newborns and infants, respectively. In proposing an interdisciplinary approach to delivery services, Charles Lynd identified communications problems created by the shift from printed to electronically imploded knowledge, and cited such solutions as data banks and use of new media. The curriculum presented by Charles Koontz for profoundly retarded children in centers for handicapped minors included task criteria: 359 tasks arranged in 22 progressive levels (the number of levels are given in parentheses) for gross motor (five), fine motor (five), social (six), and language (six) development, and an activity and a progress card for teacher recording of behaviors and for planning. Philip Peltzman offered a prototype system for detecting hearing loss which utilized a converter with a miniature commercial cassette recorder, whereby the child's electroencephalogram and clinical data could be recorded by an untrained person and sent from the high risk nursery to a data reduction center for quick diagnosis. (MC)
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Communications, Computers, Conference Reports, Curriculum Guides, Deaf Blind, Exceptional Child Education, Hearing Impairments, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Research, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Screening Tests, Services, Severe Mental Retardation, Tape Recorders, Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Region Deaf-Blind Center, Sacramento, CA.
Note: Reprint from Proceedings of the Special Study Institute for Teachers of Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped (June 20-22, 1972, Santa Barbara, California)