ERIC Number: ED415619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-5
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Educational Programs and Support Services for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Christensen, Douglas D.
This document presents principles and plans for a proposed Nebraska state program to provide integrated services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. After an introduction which illustrates the overall model, the report identifies guiding principles for all programs serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Next, principles of access to programs and the school district's role are listed. The following section details the state role as it pertains to: outreach services (including technical assistance, expert consultation, materials and supplies, and financial resources); residential services (including alternative family care, cottage or group care, dormitory living, transitional living apartments, and referral to other agencies); the interpreter training program; and regional/statewide programs. Principles for regional/statewide programs are further detailed in the next section. Several brief sections then list standards for program coordination and delineate a proposed transition plan to the new program with dates beginning in June 1997, and extending through 2002. Also provided is an estimated budget for the 1997-98 transition plan. Appendices offer "promising practices" guidelines and include suggestions for parent programs, new standards for education of deaf and hard of hearing students, guidelines for sign language interpreters, a summary of the State Board action directing this plan, and new schooling standards. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Integrated Services, Models, Outreach Programs, Partial Hearing, Regional Programs, Residential Programs, School Districts, Services, State Programs, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska