ERIC Number: ED343290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Postsecondary Education.
Davie, Ann R.
This paper on postsecondary education addresses students whose hearing impairments fall in the range from profound deafness to a slight loss of hearing. The paper begins with a discussion of definitions and communication methods. Options in academic postsecondary settings are outlined, including mainstream colleges or universities, specially funded programs on a regular campus, and the two federally funded special colleges (Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf). The responsibility of the student to request support services is noted, and types of services are discussed, including interpreter services, notetakers, tutors, communication disorder specialists, and assistive learning devices. Information about financial aid and responsibility for payment is also provided. Tips to help students adjust to and succeed in the postsecondary environment are offered, followed by tips for instructors and tips for staff and administrators. A resources section provides information on books and articles, organizations, colleges and universities, and resource centers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, College Students, Colleges, Deafness, Definitions, Federal Programs, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Postsecondary Education, Resources, Special Programs, Student Adjustment, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Student Responsibility, Universities
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.