Still Forgotten After All These Years? In 1977, the first edition of Our Forgotten Children: Hard-of-hearing Pupils in the Schools (Davis) was published. It described the characteristics of children who hard-of-hearing, their educational needs, and the personnel and services that are necessary in order to meet those needs. At that time, little was known about ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Still Forgotten After All These Years?
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  • Joan Marttila
    Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf, IA
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Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
Still Forgotten After All These Years?
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2002, Vol. 12, 41-42. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.3.41
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2002, Vol. 12, 41-42. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.3.41
In 1977, the first edition of Our Forgotten Children: Hard-of-hearing Pupils in the Schools (Davis) was published. It described the characteristics of children who hard-of-hearing, their educational needs, and the personnel and services that are necessary in order to meet those needs. At that time, little was known about children who are hard-of-hearing; however, what was known was not a cause for optimism. In 1977, I was a relatively green audiologist practicing in the schools. While Our Forgotten Children fueled my enthusiasm for children who were hard-of-hearing, I wasn’t sure who they were. I found out that I was not alone in my ignorance. I asked several teachers of the hearing impaired, whom I respected very much, what they had learned in their teacher training programs about children who are hard-of-hearing. They reported they had learned nothing; most of their coursework focused on children who are deaf.
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