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ERIC Number: EJ776322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Prevalence of Socioemotional Problems in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Germany
Hintermair, Manfred
American Annals of the Deaf, v152 n3 p320-330 2007
The German version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was used in a study to examine its usefulness in diagnosing socioemotional problems of deaf and hard of hearing children. The SDQ parent version was completed by 213 mothers and 213 fathers. The factor structure and reliability were tested, and the prevalence rate of socioemotional problems determined and compared to the German standardization sample. The statistical data were uniformly satisfactory; thus, the SDQ can serve as a valid yet economical screening procedure to identify endangered children at an early age, and to refer them to more exact diagnosis and subsequent advice and therapy. This is very important, as the prevalence of socioemotional problems in the sample of deaf and hard of hearing children was clearly greater for almost all scores, a result that is nearly identical with findings from many other recent studies. (Contains 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany