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ERIC Number: ED289270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor-Adventure Education as an Ancillary Component in Rehabilitation Programs for the Hearing Impaired: A Pilot Study.
Luckner, John L.
This study investigated the effectiveness of using an outdoor-adventure education program as a method of intervention for enhancing the self-concept of a group of hearing impaired individuals receiving services from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Nine adults (6 male, 3 female) with hearing impairments participated in a 4-day wilderness experience that included cross-country skiing, snow shelter construction, winter camping, a high ropes course, group initiative tasks, environmental awareness instruction, and a period of individual isolation. Pre- and post-test scores of the Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventory for Adults were analyzed. Post-test scores were significantly higher than the pre-test scores. Conclusions about the impact of the experience are guarded due to the small number of subjects and the lack of a control group, but the benefits of an outdoor adventure program as an ancillary component to existing rehabilitation programs are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A