Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
I LETHVHIDaB MBHALD NOVMHOCT 1173 Hearing handicapped brought into regular class New philosophy opens door to deaf child Family Hearing handicapped program Living in a world of silence working in a world of Grade 2 student Kenny a profoundly deaf child in public school board's hearing han- dicapped gets extra help from teacher Hilda Larson. Integrating the hearing handicapped child into the regular classroom environment as well as providing specialized instruction is the primary focus of the new program. School board officials say they believe students in the Lethbridge program can reach the education level reached by students in the Alberta School for the as well as learn to live in a world of sound. By GEORGE STEPHENSON HeraM Staff Writer Teaching hearing han- dicapped students to learn in a regular classroom environ- ment is the key which will determine the future of a recently implemented program for the hard of hear- ing child in Lethbridge. Although hesitant to say the system is better than the clos- ed environment at the Alberta School for the Fred director of special education for the public school says the experimental program can get children to the level of education averaged by the school for the deaf. Unlike traditional education programs for the hard of the Lethbridge pro- ject is based on hearing han- dicapped children learning in a regular classroom setting. school board could be crticized for not providing programs the school for the deaf provides or other schools provide it's just our philosophy is different and we think it can he says. education from a resource teacher. could also be criticism because two of the children in the program are profoundly deaf and people could say they belong in the school for the he says.. Mr. the former superintendent of the Alberta School for the adds he believes learning to work with hearing people in an open en- vironment is better for the child than learning in a closed environment with only deaf classmates. Must cope we can give a deaf stu- dent the opportunity to work with hearing peers and I think he will be a better adult in learning to work with hear- ing counterparts in business. has to learn to compete with the hearing if he can get the tools he can better cope with problems Mr. Cartwright Betty resource teacher for the agrees the main focus is on children must learn to socialize with hearing people and this is just as important in the program as educational she says. the problem with a normal school program is that the children are not under the guidance of a trained teacher at all times and school teaching could conflict with what is done at Miss Morlin adds. Mr. Cartwright explains the parents must be aware of what is being done in the program and be involved in its success. Some critics say a deaf child can't cope with abuse from says Mr. Cartwright But equal problems arise if the child is he adds. Trauma usual is at times nothing more traumatic or harder than to have lived in a sheltered environment and then be exposed to the hard world before you are prepared and there is no way to be prepared until there is exposure to it. child will collect heart ache and hardship working in a regular environment because you are depending on people to be un- biased or he says. Mr. Cartwright also says the abrupt change from one environment to another can affect the child when he goes into the program. avoidmoving the child from one class to another.. if the hearing handicapped child is going into the program we work slowly for total integration. child first visits the classroom to see if he likes'it or not... it gives him time to size it adjust to the new Mr. Cartwright adds. It will not be known until the end of its first year how successful the program is but the children seem to be learn- ing and this is the main he says. of a mum it udii adjra. Oj Y Special teacher Officers OH AlUie S llSt The Lethbridge program couples regular classroom instruction with special PUBLIC BINQO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. System ignores battered child By ROD CURRIE LONDON Maria Colwell was a well-dressed seven-year-old when she was transferred from her foster home to that LETHBRIDGE FISH 0111120 WEDNESDAY GAME ASSN. DIHUU AT II P M JACKPOT IN 54 CARDS 3 JACKPOTS 8th and IN 7 NUMBERS IN THE EAGLES Street North NO CHILDREN UNDEA16 HELP US TO HELP The Salvation Army Welfare Services HouMhoM Cill 32B.1MO For Pickup OR LEAVE AT 412 AVE. S. of her mother and stepfather under a court order. But when her body was wheeled in a pram into a hos- pital by her parents six months later it weighed only 36 pounds and was covered with bruises. Testimony before a govern- ment-ordered inquiry now in session shows that in the in- tervening welfare a doctor and police all had rea- son at least to suspect that Maria was being mistreated. Many who were concerned eager for the teachers' affec- tion A policeman testified that he toured local pubs looking for the parents after spotting two of their children scream- ing at a bedroom window. A policewoman who made a fol- low-up visit saw two other Kepple concluded they looked well fed and cared and the matter was dropped. A doctor who examined her a month before her death gave her medicine for her stomach pains and made a later ap- did not want to risk legal dif- which was not Let Your Next Purchase Be A Yamaha Organ BK SERIES FROM 1595 YAMAHA ficulties with Maria's family. Those who sought to help ap- parently ran into a bureau- cratic blank wall. The tragedy got wide pub- licity when Maria's unem- ployed William was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years after beating her to death last Jan. 7 when he returned home from a pub. SISTERS FAVORED To Maria had be- come the Cinderella of the seaside resort where she lived. They soon noticed she was wearing rag- ged clothes while her sisters sported the clothes she had brought with her from her foster home. She started to lose weight. One neighbor saw her with both eyes blackened. When the other three children got candy and Mana was left out. Her chores included dragging home heavy bags of coal. School was the only happi- ness she knew. Teachers testi- fying this week at the inquiry into the operation of social services say Maria often re- marked about the good asked for and was kept. A social worker supervising the case made numerous vis- its to the home but was barred from seeing the child. A school welfare officer said she was turned away by Kepple who swore at her and waved a leather strap. But when neighbors and the former foster mother made inquiries they were told by so- cial workers there was no need for alarm. The school headmaster made inquiries and was told that three agencies had the matter under control and there was no need to pursue the case any possibly through would insist she got the cuts and bruises accidentally. Part of the problem was that under a mix-up many of the people who had direct dealings with her were not aware she was under the pro- tection of a court order issued in a neighboring county. UNABLE TO SEE CHILD The woman meant to carry out the court supervision or- der had no without go- ing through complicated of- ficial to insist on seeing the girl Government pathologist Dr. James Cameron said in evi- dence that bruising had made the child's body swell up half an inch all over and that it was the worst case he had seen in eight years of study. He urged that when the in- quiry report is written it should recommend legislation covering greater co- ordination among welfare power for workers to demand to see such a child and greater education in the medical profession to recognize child abuse. Many family doctors do not come across it he and their of suspi- cion would not be as low as LONDON Gov. Gen Roland Michener and High Commissioner J. H. Warren and their wives will be the ranking Canadian guests at Wednesday's royal but Canada also will contribute 10 members of the armed forces to this military- style ceremony. Five officers and five other ranks from the regular-force and militia regiments of the 8th Canadian Hussars Princess Louise's have been invited to represent their units at Westminister Abbey. Princess Anne is colonel-in- chief of the regiment. The regular-force regiment is stationed at Camp and the Militia at N.B. The five officers will be among the Abbey guests. They are Brig.-Gen. S. V. honorary colonel and commander of the combat training centre at Camp Col. 0 W. president of the 8th Canadian Hussars Lt.- Col. 0. L. Corbett and Lt.-Col. E. S both of and Lt-.-Col. G. S. com- manding officer of the regular force regiment at Camp Petawawa Forming part of a lining party outside the abbey will Chief WO H. M British-born regimental sergeant-major at Camp Chief WOR. WeeWhimsv Calendar Tau Chapter Beta Sigma Phi will hold a meeting tonight at the home of Judy Williams with Marsha Reich as co-hostess. The program understanding will be presented'by Deanna Peacock with introduction by Rae Hogg First United Church Women will hold a general meeting and election of officers at p.m. Thursday with Lily Jackson Unit as hostess Handicraft day for the Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Alice 402 5 Ave. S. Potluck lunch for members and friends. Have your carpets and furniture cleaned Duraclean No messy soaking. No harsh Everything is dry and ready for use the same day. See fibers revive...colors Don't settle for old-fashioned methods on the Durftclean sortition Process. November Perm Avoid Disappointment Get you Christmas Perm Nowl Reg. 12.50 SPECIAL 7 .00 fully GOBY'S BEAUTY SALON 322-13th St. North Phone 327-5687 There will be a Christian Science testimony meeting at p.m. Wednesday in the church auditorium 1203 4 Ave. S All welcome. Wednesday at the Chamberlain School at Grassy Lake. This event is being held in conjunction with the recreation department. Everyone welcome. The Lethbridge Branch of the Registered Music Teachers' Association will sponsor a student recital at 7.30 p.m. Nov. 20 in St Augustine's parish hall. First class honor awards will be presented to students juccesssful in the RCMT ex- ams Xi Iota Chapter will meet at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. D. 1258 6 Ave A S. Co-hostess will be Mrs. B. Pearson and the The Various will be presented by Mrs. C. Bailie. uinSn. yd will lie sent the wiginal an lor Ins quote Spnd your child s quotation lo paper J. regimental sergeant-major of the militia regiment at Cpls. A. R. Keith of R. B. Maltly of Camp Petawawa and R. F Pheifer of Camp Gagettown. The rest of the lining party will be composed of soldiers of two British units of which Princess Anne is also colonel- m-chief the 14-20 King's Hussars and the Wor- cestershire and Sherwood Foresters 29 at foot The Canadian non- commissioned officers arriv- ed in London a week ago to rehearse for their ceremonial role. Ex-Socred MLA dies EDMONTON Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Nicholas a Social Credit member of the Alberta legislature from 1959 until his retirement in 1971 Mr. who died Satur- day in hospital at the age of was first elected to represent Willingdon-Two Hills in 1959 and was re-elected in 1963 and 1967. AFTERNOON BINGO MOOSE HALL-1 234 3 Ave. North 5 CtrtU Monty DOUBLED WMkly Jtckpot PrilM fnu Cards SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE NoCMIdrwi Undw AUowMI Wcteonw The beginners square dance group will dance at 8 p.m. McKillop Church UCW will hold the annual holly tea from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in the church hall. There will be a bake table and gift bar. Everyone welcome to attend. Ann Landers POLYESTER DOUBLE KNIT WIDE By the Ib. every Monday md Wednesday VARIETY FABRICS fl Centra MttmS27-1MI DirKlfin il Ikt enflllitlll cllMiH MIKM nut mi WDM M tumgiitmn M MWNIM nlMlMIMM rer run ejvof onoN pnonej WILSON DONALDSON LEGION BINGO EVERY WEDNESMY it Smn. JACKPOT BLACKOUT INIMNUMBBftS OR LESS 1st CAM MS JACKPOT OAM SM ma eua anmci MOM AFTM emeo MIMOMAL HALL rMJaUlC MtlieiM AND autSTS NORMANDY LOUNM Dear Aaa I work in the customer service department of a well-known department store. I would just love to fill sane of the orders that are sitting on my but I can't because I'm unable to read the names or addresses. Since you try to help here's your chance. publish the following suffeitioas for individuals who order merchandise through the It you can't please print your name and address. I've sent one package to a man in New York four times. It came'back again today. There are only N more streets beriming with F. Use your tip code. When have to stop and look up zip codes they sometimes put the orders aside until they have more time. The package could sit for several days. Be sure your name and full address is on your letter as well as your envelope. Sometimes envelopes get thrown out. It never hurts to say P.S. I love your but I wisb I didn't have to flint the rest of the family for it. Everyone wants it first. Dear kind of town and you're my kind of Thank you for a letter that is sure to promote better service and reduce in- digestion among Guest Dr. Bruce wlllbemUthbrMge NOVEMBER 14 He is a specialist In Internal Medicine and has been as- sociated with Family Planning and Sex Education in Cal- gary for a number of years. DR. HATFIELD win be addressing a public seminar at the from to p.m. In room November 14. His topic will The Role of Dr. Hatfietd will also be addressing a public meeting to be held at the Fleetwood-Bawden from p.m. Hla topic will Education teet the ilrth Control information Ue- OIM.