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Information on Publications of Interest


Deaf Education Initiatives Guidelines Published

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDE), in collaboration with nine national organizations involved in the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, has recently completed Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Educational Service Guidelines. This publication was the major project of the Deaf Education Initiatives and is intended to provide educators, other service providers, and parents with guidelines for the design of appropriate services. A steering committee assumed the responsibility for the research, writing, and revisions of each of the chapters. These were then sent out for comment by the national task force of 72 individuals. Susan Easterbrooks and Sharon Baker-Hawkins edited the final document.

Copies of the document are available for $10 each from NASDE by phone (703/519-3800 Voice; 703/519-7008 TTY), fax (703/519-3808), or mail:
NASDE
King Street Station, I
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320
Alaxandria, VA 22314

Joint Committee of ASHA and CED

The Technical Report on Service Provision under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Pact - Part H, as Amended (IDEA - PART H) to Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ages Birth to 36 Months was published in the August 1994 journal of ASHA. Prepared knowledge, and skills needed by interdisciplinary team members providing services to young children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families.

The report will also be published in the Volta Review and the American Anals of the Deaf.

RID

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) seeks increased consumer input toward all aspects of their activities related to the profession. All consumers of interpreting/transliterating, including hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf, are cordially invited to note their experiences, to comment on trends, and to voice their frank opinions related to interpreters and to the association.

RID publishes a monthly newsletter, VIEWS, which explores different topics affecting the profession of interpreting. RID encourages submissions that candidly address controversial matters such as qualifications, quantity, and costs of interpreters, ethical practices and complaint procedures, how to use interpreters, interpreter training, and the goals and directions of RID.

Selected articles and letters will be published in the VIEWS. RID will encourage members to respond to concerns and opinions from consumers. Those responses will be forwarded to this publication. RID seeks to establish a dialogue between interpreters and consumers. Your response will be helpful and appreciated.

For further information, call Lil Shaw, Publications Coordinator, or Clay Nettles, Association Administrator at 301/608-0050 (V/TTY); 301/608-0562 (TTY).

Articles and letters should be addressed to RID, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 310, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Materials from NICHCY in Spanish

Preguntas y Respuestas Sobre IDEA
An in-depth look at the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Guia para Padres: La Educacion Especial: Como Comunicarse a Traves de la Correspondencia
A guide to the letter writing to help parents communicate with the school about their child's special education.

Preguntas Sobre Los Servicios de Educacion Especial
An overview for parents about special education services, including how to access services and participate in the development of their child's IEP.

Guia para Padres: Acceso a los Grupos de Padres
A guide to help parents identify and join existing parent groups, with suggestions for how to start a group of their own.

To request a free copy of any of these bibliographies, please write:
NICHCY, PO Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013

Bibliographies from NICHCY

NICHCY releases a new publications series called Bibliographies. The following seven "bibs" are now available to help families and schools begin identifying print resources on specific topics.

Bibliography on Assessing Children for the Presence of a Disability --- Two bibs are available, one for schools and one for families. These bibs are designed to accompany the News Digest on assessment and offer families and schools listings of print resources.

Bibliography on Mental Health/Mental Illness --- One bib for families and one for schools.

Bibliography on Children's Literature: 1989-1994 --- Interested in books that feature individuals with disabilities? This list will certainly get you started!

Bibliography on Behavior Management --- Two bibs are available, one on behavior management in the schools and one on behavior management in the home and community.

To request a free copy of any of these bibliographies, please write:
NICHCY, PO Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013

News from NICHCY

NICHCY is pleases to announce the availability of the following new publications:

Assessing Children for the Presence of a Disability

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Individualized Education Programs

Bibliography on Assessing Children of the Presence of a Disability -- One "bib" for schools and one for families.

Bibliography on Mental Health/Mental Illness -- One for families and one for schools.

Bibliography on Behavior Management -- One for families and one for schools.

Bibliography on Children's Literature featuring individuals with disabilities

And many materials are available in Spanish!

To request a free copy of any of these publications, please write:
NICHCY, PO Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013