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ERIC Number: ED509239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 376
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 202
Hard of Hearing Students in Postsecondary Settings: A Guide for Service Providers
Watson, Douglas, Ed.; Schroedel, John, Ed.; Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.; DeCaro, Jim, Ed.; Kavin, Denise, Ed.
The purpose of this guide is to provide up-to-date information and resources about the factors that affect students who are hard of hearing as they plan for or participate in postsecondary education and training. Chapter 1 provides insight into who the population of students is and what it's like to experience hearing loss. Chapter 2 presents demographic information and the implications for service delivery. Preparing for the transition from secondary to postsecondary education is discussed in Chapter 3. The overview of vocational rehabilitation services in Chapter 4 provides other service providers, consumers, and parents with a better understanding of the services available to eligible consumers; in addition, it features several state agencies with specialized services for individuals who are hard of hearing. Chapter 5 offers the service providers a model with specific information about the kinds of services and support that can be offered by a postsecondary education or training program. Because students don't spend all of their time in the classroom, Chapter 6 emphasizes how access in other campus settings can be provided. Finally, Chapters 7 and 8 address technology that can play a significant role in communication access for students who are hard of hearing; these chapters discuss hearing loss and the use of hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and also describe other types of technology that can be used effectively in a variety of settings. Five appendices are included: (1) Chapter Four: Self-Analysis Questionnaire; (2) Chapter Four: Memorandum of Understanding; (3) Chapter Four: Core Professional Competencies for the RCDs; (4) Chapter Five: Sample Accommodation Agreement for Speech-to-Text Accommodations; and (5) Chapter Seven: Example of an Audiological Report. Resources for each chapter are included. (Contains 6 tables and 21 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: PEPNet