ERIC Number: EJ848410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
A Public School Cued Speech Program for Children with Hearing Loss and Special Learning Needs
LeBlanc, Barbara M.
Volta Review, v104 n4 p327-338 2004
The difficulties encountered by students with hearing loss and special learning needs are often attributed exclusively to hearing loss, particularly when there are no other obvious physical or sensory handicaps. A Louisiana public school system has addressed this issue for the past 9 years and has included both regular and special education instructors in the children's programming. As a team, individualized goals and accommodations are designed similar to those of their peers with normal hearing with similar learning needs. The programming includes Cued Speech; intensive speech, language, and listening training; use of assistive listening devices; early intervention for the development of reading, writing, and general knowledge; annual assessment; identification of specific learning styles; and mainstreaming. As a result, the students with hearing loss who have special learning needs were able to achieve passing scores on the state's "high stakes" testing.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Early Intervention, Cued Speech, Hearing Impairments, Special Needs Students, Multiple Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teamwork, Listening Skills, Speech Skills, Language Skills, Assistive Technology, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Cognitive Style, Mainstreaming
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-337-5220; Fax: 202-337-8314; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.agbell.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana