A Feasibility Scale for Language Acquisition Routing for Young Hearing-Impaired Children This clinical report describes an evaluation scale for use in early habilitative planning for hearing-impaired children. The scale is designed to assist clinical audiologists and other concerned professionals in recommending an appropriate approach for early language stimulation based on the needs of each child. The report describes and explains the ... Research Article
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Research Article  |   October 01, 1977
A Feasibility Scale for Language Acquisition Routing for Young Hearing-Impaired Children
 
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  • Ralph R. Rupp is the coordinator, Audiology Area of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Section, the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Requests for reprints may be directed to him there. Marquerite Smith is an audiologist at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Patricia Briggs and Karen Litvin are audiologists at the Speech and Hearing Sciences Section, the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Sharon Banachowski is an audiologist at the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Wyandotte General Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan. Robert Williams is an audiologist at the Educational Services of Mott Children’s Health Center, Flint, Michigan.
    Ralph R. Rupp is the coordinator, Audiology Area of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Section, the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Requests for reprints may be directed to him there. Marquerite Smith is an audiologist at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Patricia Briggs and Karen Litvin are audiologists at the Speech and Hearing Sciences Section, the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Sharon Banachowski is an audiologist at the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Wyandotte General Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan. Robert Williams is an audiologist at the Educational Services of Mott Children’s Health Center, Flint, Michigan.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1977
A Feasibility Scale for Language Acquisition Routing for Young Hearing-Impaired Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1977, Vol. 8, 222-233. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0804.222
History: Received February 18, 1976 , Accepted October 1, 1976
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1977, Vol. 8, 222-233. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0804.222
History: Received February 18, 1976; Accepted October 1, 1976

This clinical report describes an evaluation scale for use in early habilitative planning for hearing-impaired children. The scale is designed to assist clinical audiologists and other concerned professionals in recommending an appropriate approach for early language stimulation based on the needs of each child. The report describes and explains the various factors considered in the evaluation scale. Individual case studies are included to illustrate various aspects of the scale and to highlight its value as an evaluation tool.

To the extent that learning can be understood, methods for directing and guiding learning can be devised and tested, but the focus of education is upon learning and not upon method (Haskew, 1959, p. 21).

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