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ERIC Number: EJ903021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
For Information and Fellowship: Deaf Club Eases Isolation
Lindeman, Karen
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v10 n1 p20-22 Spr-Sum 2009
Teachers of deaf students have similar goals, objectives, and needs. They need to meet the academic needs of their students. They need to support families as they make choices about their children's learning. They need to provide ways for their students to meet each other and experience authentic socialization. At the same time, they need to stay informed about the ever-changing fields of cochlear implants, technology, and research. However, for those who work in rural areas, where deaf and hard of hearing students are scattered throughout a variety of programs across a wide geographical area, the most severe challenge they face is that of isolation. This article describes the creation of the Jr. Deaf Club. In addition to providing fun and friendly contacts for the students, the Jr. Deaf Club has benefitted parents, too, as they network with each other and the professional community. Students, parents, and teachers have found the Jr. Deaf Club to be a source of information, support, and fellowship. They are not isolated anymore.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York; Pennsylvania