ERIC Number: ED346324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Filling the Gap: A Manual for Integrating the Deaf Adult into Adult Basic Education Classes.
Haffner, Richard; And Others
Based on a program developed to help the integration of deaf persons into the world of work, this manual is intended to familiarize adult basic education (ABE) teachers with the special needs of deaf persons. Information is provided to answer questions such as: (1) What is so different about deaf students? (2) What is "deaf culture"? (3) How do deaf people communicate? (4) How does one use an American Sign Language interpreter? and (5) What strategies should be employed in an ABE classroom to integrate deaf students? Ten appendixes, which make up more than half the manual, cover the following: Public Law 504; the Americans with Disabilities Act; types, causes, and effects of hearing loss, the Ohio Alliance of Community Centers for the Deaf; the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission; books and resources; American Sign Language; the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Ethics; national organizations serving deaf people; and the American Sign Language manual alphabet. Seven references are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, OH.