Introduction to Clinical Forum The issues presented in this forum concerning the development of communication and literacy abilities in school-age children who are deaf or hard of hearing are introduced in this article. The author organized this forum in an effort to renew conversation on the topics of teacher talk, the contemporary assessment of ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 1997
Introduction to Clinical Forum
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Laura W. Kretschmer
    ML #379, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45211
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: laura.kretschmer@uc.edu
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Clinical Forum: Educational Considerations for Children With Hearing Loss
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 1997
Introduction to Clinical Forum
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1997, Vol. 28, 344-347. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2804.344
History: Received November 26, 1996 , Accepted January 7, 1997
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1997, Vol. 28, 344-347. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2804.344
History: Received November 26, 1996; Accepted January 7, 1997

The issues presented in this forum concerning the development of communication and literacy abilities in school-age children who are deaf or hard of hearing are introduced in this article. The author organized this forum in an effort to renew conversation on the topics of teacher talk, the contemporary assessment of communication, best practices in the mainstream, interpersonal and school discourse as organizers for intervention, choosing sign language and sign systems, and working with marginal/at-risk students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The benefits of qualitative research to clinicians and teachers who seek local answers regarding these topics is stressed in the conclusion.

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