ERIC Number: EJ793842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 26
An Educational Rationale for Deaf Students with Multiple Disabilities
Ewing, Karen M.; Jones, Thomas W.
American Annals of the Deaf, v148 n3 p267-271 Sum 2003
Deaf students with multiple disabilities have a long history of limited opportunity, including limited access to educational opportunities available to their deaf peers. This article places the individual needs of deaf students with multiple disabilities in the context that guides much of deaf education--the importance of language acquisition. That emphasis provides a basis for placement and curriculum options for deaf students with multiple disabilities. The authors review the evolution of placement options, describe assumptions that should guide placement and curriculum decisions, and recommend practices for optimizing these students' education. Descriptions of three service delivery models--multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary--are provided, as well as an overview of the effectiveness of person-centered planning for deaf students with multiple disabilities. Disability-specific resources are highlighted that relate to mental retardation, autism, visual impairments, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional disorders, medical issues, and general resources.
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Multiple Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities, Deafness, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Opportunities, Language Acquisition, Student Placement, Autism, Access to Education, Delivery Systems
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