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and $75 for schools (8 copies per issue). Language: English. Abstract: This article discusses the steps that teachers, school personnel, and parents should take to make a student with hearing loss feel comfortable and welcome in a new school environment. The information is especially directed toward educators who have no experience working with deaf or hard-of-hearing students. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Mainstreaming. Educational Methods. Educational Placement. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Deaf Persons. Students. Schools. Classroom. Educators. Education. Students. Elementary School Students. Middle School Students. High School Students. Teachers. Teaching Strategies. Education of the Hearing Impaired. K-12.

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The ABCs in Early Intervention: Ensuring the Best Outcomes

for Your Child With a Hearing Loss.

Source: Oberkotter Foundation. Oral Deaf Education Film and Information Office. Palo Alto, CA. 2002. Availability: Available from Oral Deaf Education Film and Information Office. P.O. Box 50215, Palo Alto, CA 94303-9465. Voice: (877) ORALDEAF (672-5332). Fax: (877) 672-5889. E- mail:orders@oraldeafed.org. Web site: http://www.oraldeafed.org. PRICE: No cost. Order 100 copies or more by telephone. Language: English. Abstract: This colorful brochure is written for parents of infants and children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. It explains what happens in the first months of the life of an infant with a hearing problem, describes how the auditory brain centers develop, and gives advice on how parents can ensure the best outcomes for children who are deaf or hard-of- hearing. 4pp. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Children. Auditory System. Physiology. Ear. Anatomy. Parent Education. Educational Methods. Communication Strategies.

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Tips for Communicating With Deaf People.

Source: Rochester, NY: National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). 2002. [11 p.]. Availability: Available from National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Marketing and Communications Department, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Voice/TTY: (585) 475-6906; Fax: (585) 475-5623. PRICE: $0.40 each plus shipping (from $1.25 for 1-25 copies); bulk orders available. Language: English. Abstract: This brochure offers strategies for communicating with individuals who are deaf (defined as all ranges of hearing impairment, from mild to profound). The brochure notes that several factors affect communication with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The factors may include age at which deafness began, type of deafness, language skills, amount of residual hearing, speechreading skills, and educational and cultural background. Tabbed sections provide suggestions for communicating one-to-one, in a group setting, through an interpreter, at an interview, at work, in writing, and on the telephone. A final section provides a glossary of terms related to degrees and types of hearing loss, onset of hearing loss, means of communication, types of interpreting, and communication devices. The brochure is illustrated with black and white photographs of people communicating in a variety of settings. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Communication Strategies. Hearing Loss. Deaf Persons. Communication Methods. Hearing Impaired Persons. Communication Devices. Assistive Devices. Telephone. TTY. Interpreters. Sign Language. Writing Skills. Workplace.

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Developing Your Child's IEP: A Parent's Guide.

Source: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. Availability: Available from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC, 20013-1492. Voice: (202) 884-8200. Voice/TTY 1-800-695-0285. E-mail: nichcy@aed.org. Web site: www.nichcy.org. PRICE: single copy free.

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Language: English. Abstract: This booklet explains the basics of the special education process as mandated by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA that directs schools to provide specially designed instruction to eligible children (ages 3 to 21 years) who have a disability in order to meet their unique needs at no cost. The guide teaches parents how to partner effectively with schools in creating an IEP (Individualized Education Program) that provides the best education for their children. An IEP lists the specific special education services the child will receive, based on his or her individual needs, and includes classroom and program, educational goals and objectives, and curriculum and support services for the child. The guide provides extensive details about the processes for producing an effective IEP, including what and who is involved in the long and short term. 28pp. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Speech. Descriptors: Special Education. Children. IEP. School Services. Disabilities. IDEA. Parent Education. Legislation. Parent-Teacher Meetings.

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NICHCY National Resources.

Source: Washington, DC: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY). NICHCY National Resources, GR2. October 2002. 10 p. Availability: Available from National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY). P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013- 1492. Voice/TTY (800) 695-0285 or (202) 884-8200; (202) 884-8441; E- mail: nichcy@aed.org. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: EN. Abstract: This fact sheet, written for individuals with disabilities and their families, lists clearinghouses and other public agencies that may be available for assistance. Subject Category: Hearing. Balance. Voice. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Disabilities. State Agencies. Children. Parents. Vocational Rehabilitation. Advocacy. Special Education. Financial Aid. Information Resources. Mental Health. Family. Infants. Support Services. Government Agencies. Legislation. Physical Disabilities. Developmental Disabilities.

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Transition Planning: A Team Effort.

Source: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. Availability: Available from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC, 20013-1492. Voice: (202) 884-8200. Voice/TTY: (800) 695-0285. E-mail: nichcy@aed.org. Web site: www.nichcy.org. PRICE: single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This transition summary provides readers with ideas and information on how students, families, school personnel, service providers, and others can work together to help students with disabilities make a smooth transition from the school system to adult life. In particular, this document focuses on creative transition planning and services that use all the resources that exist in communities. This publication also provides definitions of some terms used in transition planning, lists of individuals and agencies that can help the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team create a successful transition plan, guidelines to finding the groups and agencies that provide transition services, examples of creative transition plans, and ways to improve the transition system by working at the community level. 24 pp. Subject Category: Language. Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Transition Planning. Independent Living. Disabilities. Vocational Educators. Adult Education.

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A Student's Guide to the IEP 2nd Edition.

Source: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. Availability: Available from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC, 20013-1492. Voice: (202) 884-8200. Voice/TTY 1-800-695-0285. E-mail: nichcy@aed.org. Web site: www.nichcy.org. PRICE: single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This is the first in a series of Student Guides written especially to help students with disabilities. The publication is designed to help students with disabilities develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in partnership with parents, teachers, and transition specialists. This

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