ERIC Number: ED249747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
Use of Microcomputers for School Hearing Screening and Evaluation Records.
Jackson, Coleen O'Rourke
A pilot project evaluated the use of a microcomputer database system to maintain hearing screening, evaluation, and followup records in a school for physically, emotionally, or educationally handicapped children (6 months-18 years). Using a universal database management system for a microcomputer, a program was designed which would allow for easy storage and flexible retrieval of the data. In total, 73 children were screened during the year and the results stored. Data entry and retrieval were performed on a biweekly basis. It was concluded that the system was both efficient and convenient, despite some problems related to the limitations of the database as originally designed for the pilot project. The system's flexibility was emphasized, allowing adaptability for service providers as well as for information required by state or federal regulations. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Cincinnati, OH, November 18-21, 1983).