ERIC Number: ED427443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Adequate Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population in the Commonwealth [of Kentucky]: A Strategic and Long Range Plan. A Task Force Report to the Governor and the Legislative Commission.
Boyd, Barbara; Harker, Heather; Scoggins, Bobbie Beth
This report to the Kentucky State Legislature and Governor on the needs of the state's hearing impaired population was developed with information from 40 state agencies, 25 consumer organizations, and 135 deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Fifteen recommendations are offered with specific suggestions for required funding and possible funding sources. Introductory information includes mission statements, cover letters, an executive summary, a statement of methodology, and a brief history and summary of current services. Recommendations along with supporting documentation are organized into adult services and educational services. Recommendations for adult services address: (1) interpreting (including quality/standards, training, and a statewide referral center); (2) human services (regional community access/service centers and services for the elderly with hearing impairments); (3) mental health (mental health and substance abuse services); (4) technology (information technology services); (5) workforce development services (vocational rehabilitation and adult education/literacy). Recommendations for educational services focus on early intervention/preschool services, program standards for K-12 services, the statewide resource center on deafness, educational interpreting, and quality and quantity of educational staff. A glossary is included. (Contains approximately 200 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Educational Needs, Hearing Impairments, Human Services, Integrated Services, Long Range Planning, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Partial Hearing, State Aid, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Frankfort.; Kentucky State Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky