ERIC Number: ED312841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Additional Handicap: Visual Perceptual Learning Disabilities of Deaf Children.
The paper examines issues concerned with the incidence of visual perceptual learning disabilities among deaf and partially hearing children. Evidence indicating a high incidence (15.5 percent of 682 deaf students) of visual perceptual deficits is offered, as is a definition of visual perception. The impact of visual perceptual deficits on educational performance is discussed especially in the areas of writing and mathematics. The most devastating effect of the disorder is seen to lie in decreased ability to comprehend sign language. Causes of learning disabilities in deaf children are suggested. Characteristics of this population are discussed along with the effects of inappropriate tests which may fail to identify these students. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Kemp, Faye, Ed.; And Others. New Directions in Resources for Special Needs Hearing Impaired Students: Outreach '88. Proceedings of the Annual Southeast Regional Summer Conference (8th, Cave Spring, Georgia, June 14-17, 1988); see EC 221 298.