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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta District The LetKbridge Herald Section November 1973 11-20 Local news Long hours on the chartered Greyhound bus are passed in various ways. Gregg Dale Gary Craik and equipment manager Jim Henderson play cards. Randy Joe- vannazo curls with Kid Colt comic book. On the road with the Longhorns They begin the year as adversa- fighting each other for a place on the team. But once the team is they become close sharing the heartache of defeat and the joy of victory. On road trips they literally live together. Herald photographer Rick Ervin accompanied the Lethbridge Longhorns of the Alberta Junior Hockey League on a road trip to Edmonton and Drumheller over the weekend and returned with a photo essay capturing the joy of Saturday's 7-5 victory in Edmonton and the de- jection of Sunday's 8-2 crushing defeat in Drumheller. But.he captured more than winning and losing here is how he saw life on the road with the Longhorns. Rick Ervin photos At a stopover en route to Drumheller from Longhorns whose birthday is celebrated in November get surprise cake. Left to Albert Ron Gary Randy Brad Cox. Ron Krikke scored two goals in each of the weekend games. He beams here follow- ing the win in Edmonton. After the second period of Sunday's the Longhorns were losing but victory was not out of reach. Their faces predicted what would happen in the third period Drumheller dominated throughout. After the it was back on the bus for home. Don John- puts the misery of defeat behind him. A full account of the games is carried today on page 6. The recess bell rings but these students don't hear it By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer As the recess bell rings in Gilbert Paterson children flow into the halls. Shouting. Laughing. Footsteps come down hard on the hallway floor causing a rumble that steamrolls past the closed door of an old storeroom. Inside sit three ages seven and eight. Unlike the other their minds are still at work puzzling over addition and subtraction. The the the do not exist for them they are the hearing handicapped. The three children are in four-month-old program in Lethbridge specifically designed for education of the hearing handicapped. There are nine elementary and junior high students involved in the program which combines normal classroom education and special instruction with a resource teacher. Betty a graduate of the University of was put on staff this year to act as the resource teacher. Backed by a masters degree in special education and graduate training in education of the Miss Morlin moved into the revamped storeroom in September to begin a struggle to help these children learn. A portable blackboard sits In the middle of the room facing three miniature desks. On one wall another blackboard is on the three life-size paper figures bedecked in pencil crayoned clothes. A name is printed on each paper person Kenny M. and Kenny H. The three arrive each morning by taxi with the other elementary children in the program. They go Not all handicapped persons are recognizable at a glance. Not all carry a white cane or use a wheelchair for legs. Herald reporter George in a series of four examines the world of the deaf. Their handicap is silence. The last three parts of this series will be carried Wednesday and Thursday in The Herald's Family section. to their normal classrooms for attendance. Kenny and Teresa then go to their special class. job is mainly to handle the academic part of their education concentrating on math and Miss Morlin says. am a resource teacher all the kids have a normal teacher but these three are young and need the concentrated time so they don't fall Kenny H. and Teresa are in Grade 1 classes and Kenny M. is in Grade 2. All three learn from Grade 1 workbooks but they are ahead of other Grade 1 Miss Morlin says. The group works without elaborate equipment T- the only electronic device is a desk auditory trainer which is seldom used. children should learn to get along without devices. They will not have them when they are older. The program encourages a lack of she says. They begin the day reading aloud from elemen- tary texts. Their speech rises and falls and is less than understandable. Teaching a hard-oMtearing child to pronounce sounds is difficult. The child doesn't and is not sure how to make certain sounds. Kenny M. and are both classed as profoundly deaf. They respond only to noise that is loud and close to them. Kenny M. wears two hear- ing Teresa one. Both compensate for their hearing loss by lip which they do very well. They take some words and interpret them from the context of the sentence. The sounds in and cause the lips to move in exactly the same motion so there is no way to differentiate between them. The children manage to return their own thoughts and messages through struggled English and sign language both original and taught. They can convey almost any message by the use of their hands and facial expressions. The deaf child is very Miss Morlin says. Following a math lesson the children push their desks into a stirring up a pandemonium of noise pf which they are not aware. The floor is cleared for a game to which they look forward. One of the children leads the other three participants in a copying game. The leader goes through various motions for the rest to copy. The children and still unaware of the degree of noise they make. may cause a few problems and harried days but I can't help but like Miss Morlin says. She gets the children's attention and looks into their faces. recess bell went... its time to go out and Faces beam as they rush out to join the other children. Learning despite handicap Sitting in their special the three students of a class for the hearing handicapped receive special attention from teacher Betty Morlin. The from Kenny Teresa Wipf and Kenny spend their mornings in the special class before going to regular classrooms. ;