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ERIC Number: ED372571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-3
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and School Psychology: Preparing To Serve More Children with Hearing Loss.
Mauk, Gary W.
While the commitment to technology for neonatal and infant hearing screening in this country has come a long way and is evolving rapidly, the average age of 18-30 months, at which young children with auditory disabilities are identified, is still unacceptable. The promise of earlier detection, diagnosis, and habilitation of hearing loss is within reach if: (1) there is appropriate understanding of the magnitude and consequences of the problem; (2) information based on past efforts is utilized; (3) there is the ability to evaluate and use emerging technologies appropriately; and (4) collaborative uses of resources and agencies already in place are developed. Appended material includes a public awareness hand-out, a time-line on early identification of hearing loss, a summary of studies on the incidence of hearing impairment in high-risk infants, a draft position statement on universal hearing screening of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies, and suggestions for community/professional advocacy for early identification of hearing loss. Contains 94 references. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Center for Persons with Disabilities.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (26th, Seattle, WA, March 3, 1994).