ERIC Number: ED166879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Utah State School for the Deaf.
Keene, Richard G.
The report presents an evaluation of the Utah State School for the Deaf. It is argued that the two programs provided by the school (Total Communication and Oral Communication) are not equally available to each student and that placement of students is not based on professional diagnosis of student needs. Evidence is presented that indicates that the "Early Childhood Project" tends to inhibit the use of the Total Communication program. The parent orientation and student placement practices are described, showing that the parent orientation materials are inadequate and that student placements are not based on professional diagnosis of their needs. The additional handicaps and achievement of students in the two programs are compared, showing that the handicaps of students in the Total Communication program are generally more severe. Recommendations are made and some technical details of the research methods are reported. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Utah State School for the Deaf