ERIC Number: ED432098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Open Doors: Options in Communication and Education for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
This booklet provides information to families with young children who are deaf or hard of hearing to assist them with communication, socialization, and education choices. It provides: (1) a description of each of the various modes of communication available for use with and among children with are deaf or hard of hearing, including American Sign Language, auditory-verbal, cued speech, manually coded English, and oral communication; (2) a look at various important issues that parents must consider when making communication and education decisions for their child, including audiological considerations, socialization issues, and educational issues; (3) an overview of various educational options, including parent/infant programs, self-contained residential or day programs, bilingual-bicultural programs, cued speech, oral programs, total communication, and mainstreaming; (4) information on basic legal rights and how these rights empower parents to be their child's most effective advocates within the educational system; and (5) a listing of resources to which parents might turn for more information, including publications, organizations, and information sites on the Internet. (CR)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Cued Speech, Deafness, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Hearing Impairments, Infants, Interpersonal Communication, Manual Communication, Oral Communication Method, Parent Empowerment, Preschool Children, Student Placement, Student Rights, Toddlers, Total Communication
Oticon, Inc., 29 Schoolhouse Rd., P.O. Box 6724, Somerset, NJ 08875; Tel: 732-560-1220; Fax: 732-560-0029; Web site: http://www.oticonus.com
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Developed by Oticon, Inc., and the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA).