ERIC Number: ED346705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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New and Innovative Educational Directions for Young Hearing Impaired Children in the United States.
Nober, E. Harris; Nober, Linda M.
This report analyzes, via site visitations and telephone interviews, a sample of 23 well-established training programs which serve young hearing-impaired children, for compliance with Public Law 99-457. The programs represent 16 states and the District of Columbia, with several of the programs being recommended for the study by federal government officials. The study found that all states and programs complied with the specifications of Public Law 99-457. At considerable expense, these programs had launched parent/infant components, increased staff development, added space, and developed interagency networks. Programs reported more minority and multicultural students than reported in the past. Teacher, administrator, and staff personnel lacked proportional ethnic representation relative to student composition. All programs employed at least one speech/language pathologist and one audiologist, and contained aural rehabilitation and assistive device units. There was a growing use of American Sign Language as the instructional language mode for communication. Hearing-impaired students were often classified as multiply handicapped because of concomitant language and other limitations. (18 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986