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ERIC Number: EJ958770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
The Role of Counselors Serving Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students in Public Schools
Lomas, Gabriel I.; Nichter, Mary; Robles-Pina, Rebecca
American Annals of the Deaf, v156 n3 p305-319 2011
Since enactment of Public Law 94-142, residential schools for d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) students have lost enrollment to public schools. Public school counselors now must meet d/Dhh students' counseling needs. There is little literature on if and how counselors are doing this. The present study used a survey to evaluate the job satisfaction and expectations of 22 counselors working with d/Dhh students in programs across the United States. Follow-up interviews were conducted with 6 participants functioning as counselors for d/Dhh students. Results indicated that the counselors were generally pleased with their role, which, however, diverged markedly from the American School Counselor Association (2003) national model. The interviews revealed 5 themes that may be unique to counselors serving d/Dhh students in public schools: "Authority Based on Experience," "Director of Collaborations/Negotiations," "Isolation," "Surrogate Parent/Insightful Social Confidante," and "Martyr." (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Texas