ERIC Number: ED119056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Training in a Summer Camp Setting for Paraprofessionals Working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Garrett, Ann; Hastings, Chester R.
This is a report of a training program for preparing paraprofessionals to work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Forty paraprofessionals and 200 deaf and hard-of-hearing children participated in the program in a camping setting. During the first week the trainees received instruction in behavior modification and communication skills, child development, and exploration of attitudes and feelings. During the next two weeks the paraprofessionals lived with the handicapped children on a 24-hour basis, taking care of all of their needs and organizing various activities. The trainees got together every morning with the project director to discuss any problems facing any of them and to find appropriate means of dealing with them. The trainees also engaged in counseling the handicapped children. At the end of the project the results were judged to be positive since most of the objectives were realized. (SE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McLennan Community Coll., TX.; Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
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