Special Education Preschool Teaches Talk Communication Is Key in Classes Designed for Hearing-Impaired Kids
Grondin, Kathryn, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer
Just last summer, 3-year-old Ally Kurczek knew only to point, cry or throw a tantrum to tell her parents what she wanted.
Now, the Geneva preschooler can tell her parents with a few motions of her hands that the family's cat is sleeping, or she's hungry or she knows what a mouse looks like.
Ally is one of 15 Fox Valley children learning how to speak and use sign language in a special preschool for hearing impaired 3- to 6-year-olds.
The preschoolers learn how to read lips, sight read and listen in the Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative program in Geneva's former Fourth Street school.
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Publication information: Article title: Special Education Preschool Teaches Talk Communication Is Key in Classes Designed for Hearing-Impaired Kids. Contributors: Grondin, Kathryn - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: June 6, 1998. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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