ERIC Number: ED078232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Counseling and Community Services Center for the Deaf. A Comprehensive Counseling and Community Services Center for Deaf Adults. Final Report.
Shroyer, Edgar H.; Seifried, Julianne
This project undertook to demonstrate the effectiveness of a counseling and community services center for deaf people in a metropolitan area. The experiment was based on the need to broaden the service base for deaf people, many of whom are not aware of or not able to make adequate use of regular community service facilities because of the problems of communication and rapport. The serious consequences of underservice on the well-being of deaf individuals have long been recognized. This project, therefore, is providing an important opportunity to demonstrate techniques whereby community services available to the general population may be made more available to deaf persons. The specific objectives of this research and demonstration program are as follows: (1) to increase the use of community services by the deaf population through imparting information to deaf persons on the availability of appropriate community services, to provide support to deaf clients so that they are likely to use these services, and to provide consultation and interpreting services to these agencies in order to bring optimum benefits to deaf clients; (2) to develop new and more effective resources in the community to serve deaf people, such as rehabilitation facilities, mental health facilities, and others; (3) to provide direct counseling services to deaf clients where outside community services are not available; (4) to establish a program of adult education for deaf people designed to reduce the need for special services either within the counseling center or in outside agencies; and (5) to provide for the training of personnel working with deaf people. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Hearing and Speech Society, Inc., PA.; Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh.