ERIC Number: ED043151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Evaluation Procedures, Disability Types, and Recommended Treatments for 100 Deaf-Blind Children.
Curtis, W. Scott; Donlon, Edward T.
Descriptions by various professionals of 70 multiply handicapped deaf-blind children evaluated at the Syracuse University Center for the Development of Blind Children were examined for terminology used to describe the child and his life situation. Purposes were to develop some epidemiological characteristics of the multiply handicapped, deaf-blind population; identify terminology; classify terminology used by profession of examiner and by categories of diagnostic import (e.g., social-emotional, physcial-medical, communicative); and develop suggestions and implications for utilization of this data to improve the evaluation process and communication of evaluation results. Insepection of terms in six professional reports on each child showed 1,646 terms, and no term occured over four times. A general plan for the use of a formalized video-tape protocol for communication between agencies and as a means of standardizing observation procedure was evolved. It is suggested that the value of professional terminology be examined both in client contact and in student training. The above project initiated research and training proposals based on the above findings. Appendixes include statistical reports from the American Association for the Blind, terms used in initial and final analyses, and recommendations listed in report summaries. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Div. of Special Education and Rehabilitation.