ERIC Number: ED048694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration to Determine the Efficacy of Providing Rehabilitation Services to the Adult Deaf in an Ongoing, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Facility for Handicapped Hearing Persons. Final Report.
Blake, Gary D.
To determine the effectiveness, feasibility, and desirability of providing rehabilitation services to the adult deaf in a residential facility for handicapped hearing persons, 131 deaf clients were studied during 3 years. Forty were multiply handicapped while the majority were underachievers. The program was viewed as only desirable to a degree due to a lack of specialized staff and too little individual instruction in vocational skills. During the 3 years, 57 students completed training while 46 terminated before completion; 85% of the total were judged to have made worthwhile personal, social, and vocational gains, but most did not appear to benefit to the extent of their capabilities. Services for the deaf were considered feasible for the length of the study, but questions were raised concerning permanent continuation. The deaf were often short-changed as a result of communication difficulties. Additional data and conclusions are presented. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Board of Vocational Education, Little Rock.