ERIC Number: ED090757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-15
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Multiply Handicapped Deaf Children. End of Project Report. (September 1, 1970-June 30, 1973).
Fewell, Windell W.
Presented is the final report of a 3-year (1970-1973) project, funded by Title III, to develop a model instructional and training program with 10 (five each year) 6- to 8-year-old, multiply handicapped, deaf children at the Indiana School for the Deaf. Described are use of a separate building at the school, experimental summer programs 1969-1972 and staffing consisting of an experienced teacher of the deaf and four home supervisors providing 24-hour supervision, protection, and training assistance. Dissemination activities reported include development of four instructional materials, a television program, and visits from organizations. Evaluation of five children who did not read, write, or communicate prior to the program is given to include grade scores 1.5-1.85 on a reading test, and development of gestural communication. Discussed are 16 project goals such as integrating the students into regular class activities when feasible, use of materials such as Project LIFE, and utilization of community resources. Included are psychological progress reports, plans for continuing the project, and difficulties of program implementation such as finding professionals skilled in testing multiply handicapped students. An appendix contains evaluation materials such as rating scales, dormitory reports, three tests (word recognition, language, and mathematics tests) developed to rate achievement, and student progress records in thinking activities. It also contains a list of recipients of dissemination materials, letters to agencies, and photographs that appeared in publications. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III