ERIC Number: ED259497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Today's Hearing Impaired Children and Youth: A Demographic and Academic Profile.
Gallaudet Research Institute Newsletter, Win 1985
Based on an annual survey, this special factsheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about hearing impaired children and youth. Information includes incidence; makeup of the hearing impaired population by sex, age and ethnic background; time of onset of loss; degree of hearing loss; leading cause of hearing loss; percentages of hearing impaired students participating in special and regular education and in sign language instruction; amount of use of sign language by families; effects of degree of loss on speech intelligibility; effect on academic performance; trends in enrollment patterns in public residential schools; and numbers of colleges offering special programs for hearing impaired students. In addition to the question and answer format, the paper includes numerous graphs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Research Inst., Washington, DC. Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies.