A social skills programme with primary-aged isolated hearing aid users
Authors: Moore, Mo; Dash, Juliet; Bristow, Linda
Source: Deafness & Education International, Volume 1, Number 1, February 1999 , pp. 10-24(15)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The project brought together a group of hearing-impaired children who were the only hearing aid users in their schools. All the children were in Year 5 or Year 6 and were at Stage 3 or Stage 5 of the Department for Education and Employment Code of Practice (DfEE, 1994). This project had two aims: to decrease the social isolation of hearing-impaired pupils in mainstream schools, and to support their transition to secondary school. The programme comprised seven 90-minute sessions. Its effectiveness was evaluated by use of questionnaires and informal feedback from parents and schools. Immediate feedback suggested the primary gainers were the parents of the children concerned. However, long-term observation of the children indicated that the objectives of the project were fulfilled. The project leaders were a teacher of the deaf, an educational psychologist and an assessment advisory teacher for special educational needs.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1999-02-01