ERIC Number: ED079902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Hard of Hearing; An Approach to Program Development.
Blake, Ruth; And Others
Presented are guidelines for the development of programs serving hard of hearing students in Indiana. The guidelines give official criteria of eligibility and organizational information. Stressed is the need of the aurally handicapped student to learn language skills whether in the integrated setting or the special class setting. A chart describes the relationship of degree of impairment (in decibel loss) to educational needs in terms of effects on the understanding of language and speech. Considered under incidence of hearing impairment are common characteristics (in the form of a checklist) and classroom facilities. Listed are suitable furniture and equipment such as an autoharp and a language master. Encouraged is the use of auditory and visual aids in a curriculum which stresses language. Fourteen language measurements are listed as are 42 materials for language education and therapy, seven approaches to lipreading, 18 aids for auditory training, and 13 materials to aid speech instruction. Also listed are 17 readings useful for parent education, and seven relevant periodicals. An article on a linguistic approach to language development of hearing impaired children offers principles of teaching techniques such as getting the child tuned in to the communication act and using repetition and variety in all language situations. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: West Central Joint Services for Handicapped, Indianapolis, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana