ERIC Number: ED041410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Developmental Studies of Deaf Children.
Fiedler, Miriam Forster
The development and progress of 20 children in a residential oral school for the deaf were studied over 7 years through testing, observation, and examination of school records. Followup was done when the children were in their 10th and 11th years of school. Audiologic examinations were also given. Results indicated that none of the 20 had his deafness discovered in infancy or received followup by immediate, parent oriented therapy. One-fourth of the group should have been placed in programs for the hard of hearing, not deaf; one-third in programs for the multiply handicapped. Boys were more handicapped in learning than were girls. Educational needs involved consideration of the effects of early residential placement and alternatives to it and better understanding of language learning and of developmental stages of growth and emotional factors in learning. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Auditory Evaluation, Case Studies, Deafness, Educational Needs, Emotional Development, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Individual Development, Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Partial Hearing, Residential Schools, Sex Differences, Student Placement
ASHA Monographs, American Speech and Hearing Association, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Washington, D.C. 20014 ($4.00)
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Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Speech and Hearing Association, Washington, DC.