ERIC Number: ED335859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Education of Deaf Children and Young People. Guides for Special Education No. 4.
Centre of Total Communication, Copenhagen (Denmark).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This booklet presents knowledge, attitudes, and educational ideas on how to give deaf children the support they need to develop. It focuses on the fundamental and comprehensive needs of deaf children, using methods and ideas that can be adjusted to countries without great technical resources. The first chapter examines the importance of language acquisition, special education of the deaf, integration and participation, and causes of deafness. A chapter on total communication and sign languages explores features of these communication methods and simultaneous communication. The deaf preschool child and school child are then described, through discussions of early detection, early intervention, communication strategies in the classroom, teaching methods, the use of deaf assistants, similarities and differences between the grades, and the curriculum and materials. Training in vocal skills is addressed through sections on training of residual hearing, teaching of speechreading, and speech training. The booklet concludes with brief descriptions of prevocational and vocational training and the principles of audiology. (Includes nine suggested readings) (JDD)
Descriptors: Audiology, Communication Skills, Deafness, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Hearing Therapy, Language Acquisition, Lipreading, Preschool Education, Sign Language, Speech Communication, Speech Therapy, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Total Communication
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre of Total Communication, Copenhagen (Denmark).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).