ERIC Number: ED148074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Two Studies of the Families of Hearing Impaired Children. Research Bulletin: Series R, No. 5.
Rawlings, Brenda W.; Jensema, Carl J.
The two studies present basic information about the families of hearing impaired children in the United States, collected from a national stratified random sample of parents of hearing impaired children in special educational programs. The first study reports on family size, hearing status of parents, and on the educational level and occupations of the parents of hearing impaired children as compared with overall population figures. The second study concentrates on family income levels, and demonstrates that many characteristics of hearing impaired children, including the type of school they attend, the methods of communication they use, the extent to which they wear hearing aids, and their levels of educational achievement, are related to the economic levels of their families. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Office of Demographic Studies.
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (48th, Los Angeles, California, June, 1977); Contains occasional light print