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Descriptors: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Occupational Hearing Loss. Prevention. Hearing Protection Devices. Health Education. Equipment and Supplies. Health Promotion. Ear. Anatomy. Physiology. Hair Cells. Hearing Evaluation.

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Resources for Financial Assistance: Habilitation,

Rehabilitation Services, Hearing Aids and Other Assistive Devices.

Source: Washington, DC: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. 2003. 15 p. Availability: Available from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2778. Voice- TTY (202) 337-5220. Web site: www.agbell.org/financialaid/resources.cfm. PRICE: Single copy free (send self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, $0.75 postage), or download online. Language: EN. Abstract: This fact sheet, from the Alexander Graham Bell (A.G. Bell) Association for the Deaf, collects and summarizes financial aid programs available for individuals who have hearing impairment, including entrepreneurs, students seeking higher education and job training opportunities, and others. For some programs, the fact sheet outlines the target population, and the requirements. Many programs listed are designed for students and families committed to an auditory- oral philosophy of education. The listing also notes national organizations that offer combinations of local, state, or national scholarships. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impaired Persons. Children. Adolescents. Education. Financial Aid. Auditory-Oral Method. Organizations. Oral Education. College Education. Information Resources. Voluntary Organizations. Eligibility. College Students. Government Agencies. Professional Organizations.

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Woodbine House Catalog: The Special Needs Collection.

Source: Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. 2003. [30 p.]. Availability: Available from Woodbine House. 6510 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. (800) 843-7323; (301) 897-3570. Fax: (301) 897- 5838. E-mail: info@Woodbinehouse.com. Website: www.woodbinehouse.com. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog lists forthcoming and current titles from Woodbine House publishers in the area of special needs. Subjects include adults with disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, children's books, epilepsy, facial difference, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, mental retardation, physical disabilities, siblings, special education, spina bifida, Tourette syndrome, and visual impairments. Each book is described in some detail and the catalog shows a black-and-white photograph of the cover. Brief information is provided about the authors of each book. Where available, excerpts from book reviews are included. Pricing information and the physical description of each book are also provided. The catalog concludes with a list of sales representatives, ordering information, and an order form. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Balance. Descriptors: Information Resources. Disabilities. Special Education. Adults. Children. Hearing Loss. Learning Disabilities. Mental Retardation. Psychosocial Factors. Educational Settings. Family. Activities of Daily Living. Sexuality. Tourette Syndrome.

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PRO-ED 2003 Catalog: Speech, Language, and Hearing.

Source: Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc. 2003. 220 p. Availability: Available from PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. (800) 897-3202 or (512) 451-3246; Fax: (800) 397-7633. Web site: http://www.proedinc.com. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog lists tests, curricular and therapy materials, and books in the areas of speech, language, and hearing. Materials are included on comprehensive language, semantics, syntax, articulation and phonological processing, pragmatics, fluency, voice and the speech mechanism, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, intelligence-aptitude and developmental abilities, swallowing, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, and hearing impairment. Also included are curricular materials on reading, writing, and deaf education. Each item is described in detail and illustrated with a full-color photograph. Pricing information is included. The catalog includes an author index, a title index, and order forms.

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Subject Category: Speech. Language. Hearing. Descriptors: Speech Language Therapy. Language Assessment. Speech Evaluation. Assessment Instrument. Diagnostic Tests. Voice. Curriculum Guides. Instructional Materials. Aphasia. Apraxia. Voice Disorders. Brain Trauma. Developmental Disorders. Attention Deficit Disorder. Hearing Impairment. Phonological Disorders. Auditory Processing. Education of the Hearing Impaired.

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PRO-ED 2003 Catalog: Psychological Products.

Source: Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc. 2003. 139 p. Availability: Available from PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. (800) 897-3202 or (512) 451-3246; Fax: (800) 397-7633. Web site: http://www.proedinc.com. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog lists psychological products in the categories of tests, books, and journals. There are materials on the following topics: intelligence and aptitude, auditory-visual perception and motor skills, traumatic brain injury and aphasia, autism and attention-deficit disorders, adaptive behavior and functional living skills, academic achievement and readiness, comprehensive language, oral vocabulary, writing and speaking, reading, mathematics, occupational-vocational-transition, assessment and testing, vocational rehabilitation and counseling, emotional and behavioral disorders, behavior management, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, and current psychology topics. Each item is described in detail and illustrated with a full-color photograph. Pricing information is included. The catalog includes an author index, a title index, and order forms. Subject Category: Speech. Language. Hearing. Descriptors: Psychological Factors. Psychological Development. Assessment Instrument. Diagnostic Tests. Curriculum Guides. Instructional Materials. Brain Trauma. Developmental Disorders. Attention Deficit Disorder. Auditory Processing. Psychosocial Factors. Psychosocial Development. Special Education.

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Do You Know Your Child's Special Education Rights?

Author(s): Ackerhalt, A. H., Wright, E. R. Source: Volta Voices. May/June 2003. 10(3). p. 4-6. Availability: AG Bell. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. Voice: (202) 337-5220. TTY (202) 337-5221. Fax: (202) 337-8314. E-mail: Publications@agbell.org. Web site: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: Children who have disabilities and who are under the age of 21 have certain rights guaranteed them by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that they receive appropriate intervention and education. This article, written by two attorneys, details for parents a child's rights under IDEA, differentiating between the rights guaranteed a child from birth to age two and those guaranteed a child from age 3 to 21. The article also lists for parents what their rights are as participants on their child's individualized education program (IEP) team. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: IDEA. Legislation. Federal Legislation. Disabilities. Learning Disabilities. Special Education. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Elementary Education. Secondary Education. Postsecondary Education. Parents. Children.

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Reading and AOM.

Author(s): ADVANCE. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 13(45): 13,21. November 10, 2003. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article reports on study findings that recurrent middle ear infections (acute otitis media) with the associated various degrees of hearing losses, can impair reading performance in children. According to the report the study sought to assess the effects of early middle ear problems and the associated hearing loss on reading performance among eighty first and second graders 6.5 to 8years old. The study subjects were matched with 80 children with no previous middle ear problems from the same schools and classes and the same gender selection, (40 boys and 40 girls.) Seventy-two percent of the study group were found to have an average hearing loss in the range of 26 to 35 dB.

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