ERIC Number: ED197558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Commuter Students at Residential Schools for the Deaf.
Karchmer, Michael A.; Petersen, Linda M.
Using information collected by the Office of Demographic Studies in its 1977-78 Annual Survey of Hearing Impaired Children and Youth and from a 1974 special studies survey, this study examines the similarities and differences between day and resident students at residential schools for the deaf. The students at residential schools on a day basis tended to be younger, to come from relatively more affluent family backgrounds, and to be White. Further, the percentages of commuter students who wore hearing aids and who were rated as having intelligible speech were greater than the corresponding percentages in the resident group. There was a slightly higher percentage of mental retardation and emotional/behavioral problems among the students in residence. Distribution of degree of hearing loss and achievement test performance were similar for the two groups. (Author)
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Day Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, National Surveys, Residential Schools
Office of Demographic Studies, Gallaudet College, 7th and Florida Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20002 (Free, Series R--No. 7).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Office of Demographic Studies.