Hearing Impairments

“Recreational Activities for Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind”

Contact URL http://www.tr.wou.edu/tr/dbp/current.htm#recreation

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Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency’s Counseling Program

Contact URL http://www.dcara.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=36#foreign

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Substance Abuse Resources & Programs: Deaf or Hearing Impaired

Awakenings Substance Abuse Recovery Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.   The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (MCDPDHHI)   MCDPDHHI, designed to meet the needs of people who are deaf and hard of hearing, is an inpatient chemical dependency program at Fairview hospital in Minneapolis. Program offerings […]

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Northwest Deaf Addiction Center

Northwest Deaf Addiction Center NWDAC offers the following services: Visit Website

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Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language.

BACKGROUND:  Cardiovascular disease leads in overall mortality and morbidity in the United States. Cardiovascular disparities remain high among minority and underserved groups. Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users are an underserved and understudied group that receives little attention from researchers due to language and communication barriers. A recent ASL survey in Rochester, NY, indicated greater cardiovascular risk […]

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Smoking Cessation Resources: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Advocate Illinois: Helping Deaf Americans Quit Smoking   Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, with funding from the American Legacy Foundation and other organizations   Format           Deaf and hard of hearing behavioral health program                           According to the program’s website, data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2000-2006 through the National Health Interview […]

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Examining educators of the deaf as “highly qualified” teachers: roles and responsibilities under IDEA and NCLB.

Examining educators of the deaf as “highly qualified” teachers: roles and responsibilities under IDEA and NCLB. Educators of the deaf were long considered “highly qualified” if they obtained state licensure from approved deaf education programs. But the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) redefined qualifications based on core academic content areas, without recognizing disability-specific expertise. […]

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Do deaf and hard of hearing youth need antitobacco education?

Little research has focused on tobacco use among deaf and hard of hearing youth. Findings are reported from a first-ever tobacco-related survey, completed by 226 California middle and high school students using either a written questionnaire or the Interactive Video Questionnaire, an interactive multimedia computer video technology. Rates for current smoking (3.1%), ever smoking (45.1%), […]

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Developing Mental Health Services for Deaf Persons in Rural Areas

Format           Article  Based on the experiences of the Regional Deaf Services Program (RDSP), a mental health program for the deaf in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, this article proposes five recommendations for developing specialized services for the deaf in rural areas:  1) Focus on Providing Services in Sign Language, 2) Establish an Aggressive Outreach […]

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Pilot on evaluating social participation following the use of an assistive technology designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf and hearing persons.

We know very little about social participation following the use of an assistive technology, and nothing regarding a device designed to facilitate face-to-face communication between hearing persons and deaf people who use sign language, and cannot speak and write. A pilot on evaluating social participation following the use of a new assistive technology is proposed. […]

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