ERIC Number: ED208611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Personnel Preparation: Training Specialists to Work with Young Hearing Impaired Children and Their Families.
McDermott, Sharon; Ivy, Ellen
The Parent Infant Resource Systems program at the Lexington School for the Deaf (Jackson Heights, NY) provides intensive coursework and hands on experiences for professionals concerned with the needs of hearing impaired and/or multiply handicapped hearing impaired infants and their families. One of the training activities, a 6 week training module, involves a curriculum of coursework, practicum, and supervised observation on issues related to five content domains (psychosocial, educational, developmental, audiological, and group work areas). Use of the program training staff from the Summit Speech School, a private auditory/oral preschool for hearing impaired children, has resulted in a more comprehensive parent/infant program, implementation of an auditory training curriculum at the preschool level, and interaction with a statewide group of parent and infant administrators. Several of the transparency masters from the conference presentation are included. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Lexington School for the Deaf, New York, NY.