ERIC Number: ED104037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Scouting for the Deaf.
Johnson, Robert G.
The booklet is intended primarily for leaders of Scout units for deaf boys, 8 years of age to adulthood, and staff members in schools for the deaf. Aspects of deafness and differences in teaching methods are explored to provide an understanding of deafness. It is maintained that Scouting helps deaf boys develop social skills, self reliance, and verbal ability; and that boys can join a unit for deaf or for hearing boys. Examined are activities of the recently and early deafened boy in a hearing unit, communication between deaf and hearing boys, and restrictions on participation. The program is described to include advancement through Cub Scout ranks, Scout ranks, and requirements for exploring. Also considered are Cub Scouting and Scouting activities such as pack and troop meeting, the outdoor program, and comporees with hearing boys. Special consideration is given to social and pyschological needs of prelingually and postlingually deaf boys, speech and lipreading, hearing aids, and safety precautions. Appended are plans for organizing a Scouting unit in a residential school for the deaf, and lists of training aids and resources. (MC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Deafness, Exceptional Child Education, Hearing Impairments, National Organizations, Normalization (Handicapped), Partial Hearing, Recreational Programs
Boy Scouts of America, New Brunswick, New Jersey (No. 3060, $1.30)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boy Scouts of America, New Brunswick, NJ.