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October 1956

Trends in Education of the Deaf

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AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;64(4):341-345. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830160089013

Introduction  The modern and advanced concept of an educational program for the more severely aurally handicapped undoubtedly demands that it shall include all age brackets. The program must provide a continuous and complete structure which begins at the very earliest years with those influences and training methods that are found in the home. Later, of course, this will be expanded to include such educational experiences at the school or academic level as are possible until the child is placed under direct, full-time professional instruction. This plan, beginning at the earliest home level and proceeding logically to the academic level, may be regarded as the ideal approach in the various and multiple educational cycles for the aurally handicapped.Unfortunately, in the past few years, while there has been a strong tendency to direct considerable attention to the 4- to 6-year-old age bracket, not enough serious thought has been given to

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