ERIC Number: ED388770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Filling the Gap: A Manual for Integrating the Deaf Adult into Adult Basic Education Classes. Revised.
Haffner, Richard; And Others
This manual is designed to familiarize adult basic education (ABE) teachers with the special needs of deaf individuals and strategies for integrating deaf students into ABE classes. The manual is prefaced with a brief discussion of the Comprehensive Program for the Deaf of the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center in Columbus, Ohio. The following topics are discussed in the manual's five sections: the special auditory, language, communication, experiential, educational, social, psychological, vocational, economic, and cultural needs of deaf students; deaf culture; communication; procedures for using an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter; and classroom strategies. Appendixes constituting approximately 60% of the manual contain the following: information about the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act; discussion of the types, causes and effects of hearing loss; names/addresses of Ohio Alliance of Community Centers for the Deaf and offices of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission; list of 21 books, series of books, and other resources; information about ASL and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Ethics; names/addresses of 41 national organizations serving deaf people; and chart illustrating the ASL manual alphabet. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Mainstreaming, National Organizations, Public Agencies, Sign Language, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Adult and Community Services.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)