ERIC Number: ED245450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Emotionally Disturbed Hearing-Impaired Students in California: Their Needs, Assessment Procedures, and Current Program Effectiveness.
Towner, Arthurlene G.
The study was designed to identify hearing impaired persons (3-21 years old) with emotional disturbances and to examine assessment and intervention approaches. Questionnaires and behavior checklists were completed by 116 public and private agencies serving school age hearing impaired students. Among findings were the following: Ss generally felt the federal definition of emotional disturbances was acceptable for identifying hearing impaired-emotionally disturbed persons; hearing impaired-emotionally disturbed persons most commonly exhibited problems in interpersonal relationships; Ss estimated the emotionally disturbed-hearing impaired population to range between 21-24% of the hearing impaired population; most agencies do not contract with other agencies to provide services (most frequently identified as testing, parent counseling, and opportunities for mainstreamed placement); and the most desired service additions included consultative mental health services for teachers, group homes and/or respite care, and a curriculum specifically designed for the emotionally disturbed-hearing impaired population. Recommendations called for increased training for mental health and education personnel and for collaboration among educational and mental health agencies. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA. Dept. of Special Education.
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