ERIC Number: ED466058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Excellence in Career Counseling: Improving Services to Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia, Northridge, CA.; El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
This booklet provides basic information on career counseling for deaf postsecondary students. and lists voice and TTY numbers for various federal resources related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also provides definitions of such terms as "reasonable accommodation" and "essential job functions." Basic information is provided on deafness and hearing loss, including factors affecting communication, modes of communication, basic principles of communication, general communication strategies, and services and technologies available to bridge the communication gap. Five tips for career counselors working with deaf or hard of hearing students include working closely with the school's disability services office, having available and trained staff in TTY usage, and coordinating appropriate accommodations such as interpreting and captioning services. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Counseling, Civil Rights Legislation, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Counseling Services, Deafness, Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Videotape Recordings
Southern California Outreach Center/WROCC, Special Resource Center, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506 (videotape: $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia, Northridge, CA.; El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990