ERIC Number: ED034369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Program with Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Deaf Children. Final Report.
Brill, Richard G.; And Others
To modify behavior and teach basic skills and subject matter, 16 emotionally disturbed deaf boys were involved in a pilot project to enable them to return to regular classes. The program featured a small staff-pupil ratio, application of behavior modification techniques, engineered instruction, individualized self-instructional curriculum materials, coordinated classroom and dormitory activities, manual communication, and parent education. Results showed that changes in class conduct and selfcontrol were significant; reading skills showed good improvement; significant gains were made in arithmetic; interpersonal rapport improved among the boys and also with adults; and parents were enthusiastic about changes in their children. One of the 16 boys is deceased, one returned to a psychiatric hospital, and eight of the remaining 14 became successful participants in regular classes for the deaf. Extensive appendixes, tables, lists of figures pertaining to the project results, and case studies are included. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California School for the Deaf, Riverside.