ERIC Number: ED085981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Family Education Program for Families of Preschool Hearing Impaired Children in Rural Alaska.
Berglund, Jean B.; And Others
Presented are the guidelines of an Alaskan educational program for native and nonnative rural families of preschool hearing impaired children. The program is described as involving initial identification of the handicapped child, residence for 1 week by the family (at no cost) in a demonstration home in Anchorage at which time parents are instructed in ways to stimulate language development as a part of daily life, home visits, and teacher training. Discussed are program objectives (such as increase in language stimulation through home activities), functions and suggestions for staff members, and facility requirements. Provided in the section on identification and planning are a list of agencies to contact, and referral forms. Outlined is the one week program at the demonstration home. Included are ways to bring in language, a list of recommended toys, recommended content for teacher discussions with parents, forms for recording receptive and expressive language evaluation, and a yearly report form. Also outlined are guidelines for the home visits (at 3-month intervals). Guidelines for the family education aide, a listing of appropriate media materials, and sample idea sheets which illustrate teaching techniques for parent use are given, Samples are also provided of a total communication handbook (with illustrations of eskimo life style) and forms for use of video tapes. Program staff are seen to serve a community resource in rural areas. A final section notes teacher training functions of the program and lists reference articles suitable for parents on file with the program. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Treatment Center for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc., Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska