ERIC Number: ED024206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of a System for Collecting Data on Hearing Impaired School Children. Final Report.
A method for collecting and disseminating information on hearing handicapped children was developed, and the availability of recorded information on both the incidence and development of hearing impaired children was determined. Detailed information was collected on 4,300 of the estimated 6,755 hearing impaired students enrolled in schools, classes, and other special education programs in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The information concerned hearing threshold levels, ability to communicate, intelligence levels, achievement levels, methods used to communicate, and selected demographic characteristics. Every state in the country was also surveyed to obtain descriptive information about hearing screening programs and educational services for the hearing impaired. The conclusion was that a nationwide system for collecting data on hearing impaired students is feasible. Recommendations were made that a permanent program for collection of data and procedures for a sequential and segmented approach to the major operational and coverage problems be established; that major policies be determined by representatives of the sources and users of the data; and that the program include resources for improving methodology and evaluating data. Twenty-one tables are given. (Author/SN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC.