ERIC Number: EJ996556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 4
Virtual Hearing Resource Services for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Simmons, Noreen R.
Volta Review, v112 n3 p423-427 Win 2012
The purpose of this article is to provide information on the benefits and challenges of using virtual hearing resource services for a specific kindergarten readiness program--the Preschoolers Esteem and Emotional Readiness (PEER) program for families and their children who are deaf and hard of hearing throughout the province of British Columbia (BC). The PEER program is also open to community service providers engaging in direct support to families and their children transitioning into a mainstream kindergarten. The structure of the virtual hearing services is described along with the goals and benefits of the PEER program. To date, the PEER program is the only program to educate and support parents across BC on readiness for kindergarten, and the number of families accessing the program live and virtually has increased.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Family Programs, Transitional Programs, Parent Education, Videoconferencing, Virtual Classrooms
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.agbell.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada