ERIC Number: ED302028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-25
Reference Count: N/A
A Transition Program from a Hospital to a Mainstreamed Setting for Deaf Children: A Process of Parental Involvement.
Bermudez, Lydia V.
This practicum report describes the design and implementation of a program in Puerto Rico to facilitate the transition process for seven deaf preschoolers from a restrictive hospital environment to a mainstreamed regular school setting. The program stresses parental involvement by helping parents to accept their roles, not only as primary caretakers, but also as primary educators. Program strategies included organizing parent support groups to handle parental anxieties and stress. The introductory section describes the community and the writer's role. The chapter on the problem provides a problem description, problem documentation, a causative analysis, and a review of the related literature. A section on anticipated outcomes and evaluation instruments is presented next followed by a chapter on the solution strategy. The final chapter covers results, conclusions, and recommendations. The standards of performance were realized for all objectives. Parental attitudes concerning participation in school related activities evidenced definite improvement. Parents participating in the orientation program found it useful. Parents reported the overall program increased their self-confidence to manage changes brought on by the transition process in which the children were involved. A variety of appendixes provide statistical data, letters and forms used in the program, and parental attitude rating scales. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum I Report, Nova University. Some portions of the document contain light, broken type.