ERIC Number: ED113908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of a Workshop on the Preparation of Personnel in Education of Bilingual Hearing-Impaired Children Ages 0-4.
Presented are the proceedings of a workshop on preparing personnel to effectively intervene in the development and education of Mexican-American hearing-impaired children (0- to 4-years-old). Participants (who were professionals in such disciplines as psychology, medicine, and education) investigated four main topics (examples of conclusions are in parentheses): the knowledges, understandings, and competencies needed by the mediators to intervene effectively (the principle area in which the hearing-impaired child presents problems is communication); the responsibilities and level of preparation desired for the intervener (mothers or surrogate mothers need to function as identifier, coordinator, interpreter, and evaluator); personnel training programs (personnel must be recruited from the Mexican-American culture); and areas amenable to evaluation (complete evaluation requires assessment for every procedure and person who has contact with the hearing-impaired child). The final topic is a compilation of the findings and explores implications for change in interdisciplinary approaches, administration of service programs, legislation, funding, advisory committees and cooperative councils, research, and program schema. Five appendixes are provided including information on goal setting considerations. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX.