ERIC Number: ED377614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Educational Service Guidelines.
Easterbrooks, Susan, Ed.; Baker-Hawkins, Sharon, Ed.
This document provides assistance to education agencies and, through them, to educators, service providers, and parents of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The guidelines are a collaborative effort of 10 national organizations. The document is organized into five chapters and a glossary. Chapter 1 describes the issues that are basic to understanding hearing loss, and as such, provides the foundation or background information needed by professionals in the field. Chapter 2 presents characteristics of supportive structures and administration. Chapter 3 describes the process of identifying and assessing individual needs. Chapter 4 reviews program options and methods of choosing appropriate placements. Chapter 5 describes characteristics of personnel who will work with children after placement. The glossary provides definitions for terminology used through the document. Nine appendices include: knowledge and skill statements for beginning teachers of students with hearing impairments; model standards for the certification of educational interpreters; information on cued speech transliteration; a position statement on identification of hearing impairment in infants; guidelines for service provision to infants and toddlers with hearing impairments; policy guidelines of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; audiology guidelines; and a directory of national organizations of and for people with hearing impairments. Individual chapters contain references. (DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Cued Speech, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Hearing Impairments, Models, Needs Assessment, Partial Hearing, Program Development, Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Characteristics
Deaf Guidelines Document, c/o National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.; Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Research and Training Center for Traditionally Underserved Persons Who Are Deaf.