ERIC Number: ED414666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Additional Learning Problems. ERIC Digest #E548.
Pollack, B. J.
This digest discusses the occurrence of other disabilities which, in combination with diminished hearing, can create additional learning problems for children with hearing impairments. Topics on educational strategies for these children address: (1) the prevalence of other disabilities in children with hearing loss, including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disabilities; (2) the characteristics of children with hearing impairments who also have other disabilities, such as displaying inappropriate behaviors that interfere with learning, delays in development across all areas of learning with limited problem-solving abilities and lowered adaptive or functional skills, and displaying specific learning deficits; (3) the identification of additional learning problems; (4) the role of an interdisciplinary team in determining additional disabilities; (5) questions to ask in deciding whether or not to refer a child with hearing impairments for an evaluation; and (6) common strategies used to help these students. For students with additional learning problems that include severe lack of vocabulary and simple syntax knowledge, work using pictures and picture symbols to support speech and/or signs is recommended. For those students who display characteristics more commonly associated with processing or understanding of sound, aural/oral remediation techniques used to improve listening skills are recommended. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Deafness, Developmental Delays, Disability Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Hearing Impairments, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Disabilities, Remedial Instruction, Student Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; toll-free telephone: 800-328-0272.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.