ERIC Number: ED138007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
National Training Session on the Rehabilitation of the Deaf: Proceedings. (Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 20-22, 1976).
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Presented are the proceedings of a 1976 conference on rehabilitation of the deaf. The complete texts of the following addresses are included: "Rehabilitation Imperatives" by C. Mills; "What Must Be Done?" (ten priority areas such as early identification of children with hearing loss) by J. Melcher; "The Current Scene as Viewed by the Deaf" by M. Holcomb; "The Current Scene as Viewed by Educators of the Deaf" by Sr. N. Letourneau; "New Horizons for Deaf People" (commonalities between special education and vocational rehabilitation and implications of the amended Rehabilitation Act of 1973) by A. Adams; "The Current Scene as Viewed by Vocational Rehabilitation" by A. Gehrke; and "Charge to the States" by F. Gattas. Noted in the conference summary are a Delaware organization fostering deaf equality, state plans and vocational rehabilitation, and the need for each state to have a state coordinator or vocational rehabilitation for the deaf. Also provided is a distillation of discussions on the following topics: mainstreaming of the deaf, career development of the deaf, programs for the multi-handicapped deaf, education of the parents of deaf persons, mental health services for the deaf, the need for training, and the need for improved state planning. A questionnaire to determine priorities of conference participants in the areas of planning and policy, organization and personnel administration, service delivery system, and program evaluation and research is included. It is reported that the highest priority rating was given to the need to establish detection, diagnostic, vocational education and placement centers to coordinate efforts and provide orientation to the deaf persons and his/her family. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.