ERIC Number: ED164109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming Preschoolers: Children with Hearing Impairment. A Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Others Who Work with Hearing Impaired Preschoolers.
LaPorta, Rita Ann; And Others
This guide to mainstreaming preschoolers with hearing impairments is one of a series of eight manuals on mainstreaming preschoolers developed by Project Head Start. The guide is addressed to parents, teachers and other professionals and paraprofessionals. Chapter I presents information on the meaning, benefits and implementation of mainstreaming. The role of the teacher in mainstreaming is discussed, and sources of assistance are listed. Chapter II provides the Head Start definition (and other common definitions) of hearing loss and discusses categories of hearing impairment, types and causes of hearing loss, and problems in diagnosis and referral. Chapter III describes the development and functioning of children with all levels of hearing impairments in four basic areas: communication skills, social and emotional development, cognitive skills, and motor skills. Chapter IV presents information on planning, arranging classrooms, and teaching mainstreamed hearing impaired children. Chapter V focuses on parent/teacher cooperation while Chapters VI and VII provide information on specialists, organizations and publications that can provide help. Notes on screening and diagnosis are appended. (CM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-092-00032-4, $3.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contract Research Corp., Belmont, MA.