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ERIC Number: ED015306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 260
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATION OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADULTS IN ESTABLISHED FACILITIES FOR THE NORMALLY HEARING. FINAL REPORT.
VAUGHN, GWENYTH R.
THE PURPOSE OF THE 3-YEAR PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO THE VOCATIONAL PROBLEMS OF THE LIMITED HEARING POPULATIONS COULD BE FOUND THROUGH UTILIZING THE EXISTING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, AND, IF SO, HOW IT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED. FORTY-ONE ADULTS WITH WIDELY DIVERGENT EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS, DIFFERING DEGREES OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT, COMPLEX COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS, AND VARYING POTENTIALS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT WERE SERVED IN A PROGRAM FOCUSED ON ENRICHING COMMUNICATIONAL, VOCATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND PERSONAL-SOCIAL EXPERIENCES. PRE AND POST-PROGRAM LEVELS OF FUNCTIONING, RATE OF IMPROVEMENT, AND THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL HELP WERE EVALUATED. THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS RATED FUNCTIONALLY SATISFACTORY IN EXPRESSIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS INCREASED 22 PERCENT AND THOSE IN RECEPTIVE SKILLS 13 PERCENT. IN POST-PROJECT EMPLOYMENT, PLACEMENT LEVEL AND APPROPRIATENESS OF OCCUPATION TO INDIVIDUAL ABILITIES IMPROVED. OVERALL RESULTS INDICATED THAT COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORTIVE MEASURES WITHIN EXISTING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN ASSISTING DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING POPULATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED ESTABLISHING PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS IN COMPREHENSIVE HABILITATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, DEVELOPING CONSULTANT POOLS, AND COLLECTING DATA REGARDING PERSONS WITH HEARING PROBLEMS ATTENDING PROGRAMS IN FACILITIES FOR THE NORMAL HEARING. DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPONENT STUDIES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ESTABLISHING SIMILAR PROGRAMS ARE INCLUDED. THE STUDY IS SUMMARIZED IN VT 004 083. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho State Univ., Pocatello.
Identifiers: IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY