ERIC Number: ED116758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Intensive Training for Teacher Aides Working with Hearing Impaired Children.
Garrett, Ann; Hastings, Chester R.
In summer 1975, McLennan Community College selected 64 counselor-trainees to participate in two 2-week summer camp sessions, each of which involved 50 deaf or hard of hearing children, ranging from 7-12 years of age. Trainees had minimal manual communication skills, and were selected from applicants who were either enrolled in training programs related to working with the deaf or hard of hearing, currently working in paraprofessional roles in this field, or interested in exploring this career opportunity. Each trainee was enrolled in McLennan Community College and received either four or five semester hours of credit for the four weeks of experience and training. Trainees worked directly with the Camp Director and Resident Coordinator and were responsible for a particular instructional activity (swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, and nature study). The Camp Director and Coordinator worked together in orienting the trainees in the organization and operation of the camp. Instruction was given in child growth and development, with emphasis on social development principles, behavior modification, recreation skills and crafts for individuals and groups, and total communication skills including finger spelling, signs, body language, and vocabulary. Sample training materials are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: McLennan Community Coll., TX.