ERIC Number: ED203827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Post Secondary Programming for Hearing Impaired Students. Missouri LINC Paper 802.
Kay, Carol R.
The development of postsecondary programs for the deaf and hard of hearing is considered through a review of the recent literature and analysis of a comprehensive model for establishing programs in regular postsecondary education institutions. For almost a century, Gallaudet College in Washington, DC, was the only postsecondary education institution for hearing impaired individuals in the United States, but in the 1960s a small number of postsecondary institutions began providing special services for the deaf. In late 1971 higher education had begun to integrate hearing impaired students into regular programs and facilities. Services that can be provided to deaf students include: special classes, interpreters, tutoring services, notetaking services, vocational development and placement services, personal counseling services, social/cultural services, speech and hearing services, and manual communication training for students and instructors. The comprehensive model refers to the following services or components: survival (extensive college orientation); counseling on admissions, registration, academic planning, and college rules and regulations; improving communication through access to clinical services in the areas of speech, learning, language, speech reading, and communication; personal interpreters to aid the deaf student in bridging the communication gap during lectures, discussion, and other classroom situations; tutoring to follow up on the classroom experience; and inservice education to familiarize the faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community with the presence, needs, and problems of deaf students. (SW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Career Development, College Students, Communication Skills, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Delivery Systems, Educational Counseling, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Manual Communication, Orientation, Partial Hearing, Special Classes, Speech and Hearing Clinics, Student Personnel Services, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document. Prepared through Project Missouri LINC.