ERIC Number: ED562352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Including Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students with Co-Occurring Disabilities in the Accommodations Discussion
Leppo, Rachel H. T.; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Bond, Mark P.
Grantee Submission, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education v19 n2 p189-202 2014
(Purpose) Students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH) are a low-incidence group of students; however, SDHH also have a high incidence of additional disabilities (SDHH+). Many SDHH and SDHH+ require accommodations for equal access to classroom instruction and assessment, particularly in mainstreamed educational settings where spoken English is the primary language. Accommodations for SDHH, overall, have increased under federal legislation including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and the No Child Left Behind Act. Unfortunately, specific practice recommendations for SDHH+ and their unique needs are often lacking in the research literature. (Methodology) This article presents findings regarding accommodations use by SDHH and SDHH+ from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2. (Conclusions) Initial logistic regression analysis found no differences in accommodations use of SDHH and SDHH+. However, logistic regression analysis that compared specific additional disability groups with the larger overall SDHH group did find differences in accommodations use for two SDHH+ groups: students who had a learning disability and students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Recommendations) This article includes a discussion of the implications of these findings for both research and practice.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326D110003