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ERIC Number: ED413694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 16
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The Effectiveness of Early Intervention Programs in the Education of Children with Hearing Impairments.
Akcamete, Gonul; Kargin, Tevhide
This paper reports on a study that investigated the effectiveness of an early intervention program based on the needs of Turkish mothers of six children (ages 0-3) with hearing impairments. The program included an informational component and an educational component. During the preparation of the program, the mothers' expressed needs were taken into account. The informational program covered the following topics: the importance of the education provided to children with hearing impairments; the characteristics of sound; the reasons, classification and rating of hearing losses; resources; development of children with hearing impairments; communication with children with hearing impairments; and coping with problem behavior. The educational program was designed to prepare children for learning and to develop auditory skills as well as preverbal and verbal communication skills. Individualized educational programs were prepared for each skill and given to mothers. In addition, mothers were provided with observation forms to observe and evaluate the predetermined skills and home assignments were given. Educational videotapes were also provided to the mothers. The mothers' participation in the program was found to be a positive factor in increasing the success of the program. (Contains 26 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey