ERIC Number: ED093097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Commissioner of Education's Technical Task Force on the Education of the Hearing Impaired.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
This task force report delineates problems, objectives, and recommendations associated with a comprehensive plan to educate hearing imparied students in Florida. It notes appointment of task force members by the Commissioner of Education to comply with the legislative mandate requiring all handicapped children to be provided with special education programs by 1973. It lists task force members and definitions such as auditory training and total communication. Each area examined is organized according to assessment, problems, objectives, and recommendations. The report covers the following areas: public information aspects concerning prevention of hearing impairment, the reporting of hearing impaired children and dissemination of information; screening and identification; programs for infant/parent counseling and preschool children, school age children, mentally retarded children, hearing impaired children, and postsecondary education (college, university, vocational education, and continuing education); certification and accreditation of teachers; inservice and preservice preparation; and organization involving three alternative placement and admission programs (a multiple choice model, mandatory placement model, and a regional-five-phase model) and administration. Appendixes give demographic data, sample simulations from a simulation and decision making model, statutory references, maps, lists of intelligence tests, and audiological standards provided by the Florida Speech and Hearing Association. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida