ERIC Number: ED312873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Early Educational Intervention Services for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Preschool Children by Establishing a Resource Center for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals.
Bermudez, Lydia V.
The practicum report describes a program which established an Early Childhood Special Education Resource Center to serve the parents and teachers of deaf and hearing-impaired preschool children attending an integrated laboratory school associated with the University of Puerto Rico. Program goals included promoting parent-teacher interaction to further social-emotional development and visual discrimination skills of the children as well as to enhance public awareness about the importance of early identification and intervention in the education of young children at risk. Individual and group training sessions, workshops, conferences, and evaluation meetings were implemented. Surveys and questionnaires indicated that the knowledge, competencies, and self-confidence of the children, parents, teachers, and others improved as a result of the program. The report is organized into sections providing an introduction, a description of the problem and review of the literature, anticipated outcomes and evaluation instruments, a description of the solution strategy, results, and references. Seventeen appendixes provide the various forms and assessment instruments used; a weekly log; goals and objectives of the Resource Center; and reports on educational services, teacher preparation, and estimated incidence of handicapped children in Puerto Rico. (DB)
Descriptors: Deafness, Early Intervention, Emotional Development, Hearing Impairments, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Minority Groups, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Development, Puerto Ricans, Resource Centers, Spanish Speaking, Visual Discrimination
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico