ERIC Number: ED171042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming Teenagers with Care!
Kindred, Elizabeth M.
The paper reports on a program for mainstreaming acoustically handicapped high school students. Among aspects discussed are criteria for success in mainstreamed programs, itinerant speech therapy services, individualized education programs, and support staff (counselors) roles and functions. The scope of orientation sessions for regular class teachers is described. Seven characteristics of successfully mainstreamed students are listed (e.g., self motivation, good study habits, and high-average or high scholastic ability). Among advantages ascribed to mainstreaming are elimination of bias and misconceptions about hearing impairment and increased socialization. The author praises the parents' interest, involvement, and helpfulness in cooperating with the school program. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-25)