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This volume is the fourth in a series (developed in response to a needs assessment survey of special educators in Alberta, Canada) providing practical suggestions about instructional strategies, classroom management, preparing individual program plans, and understanding special needs. This volume presents information on the nature of hearing loss and the various communication systems which may be used by individuals with hearing impairments. The book also contains information on amplification, educational technologies, program planning, and teaching strategies. Sections of the book cover: (1) measurement of hearing and hearing loss with sample audiograms; (2) gathering student information; (3) implications of hearing loss including education and social implications, communication modalities, and the deaf culture; (4) technology, various forms of amplification, other educational devices, classroom acoustics, and care of hearing aids and/or FM systems; (5) providing for student needs through communication training and language intervention; (6) strategies for classroom accommodation, using an interpreter, and modifying instructional practices. An appendix provides survey forms, assessment forms, check lists, and sign language illustrations. A glossary, a list of teaching resources, and publishers' addresses conclude the volume. (Contains 23 references.) (DB)

Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Audiology, Classroom Techniques, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Hearing Aids, Hearing Impairments, Hearing Therapy, Partial Hearing, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods

Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta 5TK 0L2, Canada.

Author: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10343&id=ED392233

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