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ERIC Number: EJ784262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Mental Health Services for People Who Are Deaf
Vernon, McCay; Leigh, Irene W.
American Annals of the Deaf, v152 n4 p374-381 Fall 2007
The issue of mental health services available to adults and children in the United States who are deaf is addressed. Included is a historical perspective on the changes in these services over the last 50 years. Within this scope, the current status of services is described in some detail. Psychological research on children who are deaf is reviewed, and current issues faced by school psychology and psychologists who evaluate deaf children in school settings are examined. The disturbing current trend toward the criminalization of people with mental illness, which affects both hearing and deaf adults with psychiatric diagnoses, is covered. Suggestions are made for improving mental health services for children and adults who are deaf. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States