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Twilling, Linda; Bock, Nancy D. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1989
Support groups for parents of hearing-impaired students, led by a team of school personnel and mental health professionals, can effectively provide parents with information, support, and a forum for open discussion of concerns. Suggestions are offered on getting organized and conducting the first meeting. Potential discussion topics are outlined.…
Descriptors: Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Helping Relationship
Wood, Heather J. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1986
A behavior management program which uses play money to motivate students and reinforce appropriate behavior helps elementary school students (including disabled students) develop responsibility for their behavior. All students in the class participate and are allowed to buy items from the class store with money earned. (CB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities
Tabuena-Bogatz, Lettie M. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1987
A series of lessons is presented which are designed to help deaf six-, seven-, and eight-year-olds develop a more positive self-image by comparing themselves with hearing persons and discovering that they share more similarities than differences. (CB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Deafness, Individual Differences, Lesson Plans
Pollard, Robert – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1986
Information to help teachers recognize the potential for suicide among hearing impaired and other students is presented. The "Suicide Decision Tree" emphasizes six important content areas (verbal signs, behavioral signs, stressors, past history, suicide plan, and resources) throughout a three-part process of monitoring, investigating, and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Prevention
Enloe, Beverly G. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1989
An alternative to the traditional high-school book report is suggested. During the process of reading selected novels, students summarize each chapter's plot, make comments, and ask questions. Upon completion of the novels, students discuss a literary device used by the author and create a cover for their report booklets. (JDD)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, High Schools, Novels, Reading Comprehension
Bolte, Anne – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1987
Advocating the whole language philosophy as an approach which makes language learning easy and fun for hearing-impaired children, activities involving reading favorite books, shared reading, and rewriting stories wherein new words and sentence structures are introduced in the context of the whole story or poem. (CB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments, Language Arts
Tripp, Amy Wilson; Turner, Barbara Siegel – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1986
Over a two-year period Hinsdale South High School (Chicago, Illinois) has successfully mainstreamed 59 hearing impaired students into such courses as English, mathematics, science, physical education, and business education. Program components include admission criteria, a Coordinator of Mainstreamed Support Services, counseling, interpreters,…
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Extracurricular Activities, Hearing Impairments, High Schools