Factors characterizing the academic experiences of children with mild bilateral or unilateral hearing loss

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stephanie J. Gardiner-Walsh (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Mary Compton

Abstract: Students with mild bilateral (MBHL) or unilateral hearing loss (UHL) are frequently overlooked in service provision under the umbrella of special education services as they are typically viewed as having insignificant disability (Brown, Holstrum, & Ringwalt, 2008). However, up to 50% of these students fail at least one grade during their K-12 experience, demonstrating a significant risk associated with this population (Bess & Tharpe, 1984, 1986; Most, 2006). Despite evidence of risk for failure, little research exists to aid in the identification of need for services, including risk factors or potential risk factors. The aim of this study is to fill that gap of evidence required to better identify students who may need interventions to prevent failure academically. In summary, this study is an analysis of family demographic and student characteristics in order to identify common traits among students with MB/UHL who are likely to be associated with failure in academic performance.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
Academic risk, Characteristics, Mild hearing loss, Unilateral hearing loss
Hearing impaired children $x Education $z United States
Hearing impaired children $x Family relationships $z United States
Parents of children with disabilities $z United States
Academic achievement $z United States

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