Abstract

This article summarizes empirical studies of the school-to-community transition of hearing-impaired persons with developmental disabilities that have been published since 1975. Forty-three sources were located. In addition to summarizing each source, this article discusses the issues related to data collection and interpretation and makes recommendations for future research, development, and evaluation. Analysis of the sources revealed gaps in both the type and focus of the research. Recommendations include conducting more research on this population and publishing more of the results in deafness-related journals, attending to the different needs of mildly versus severely impaired persons, identifying the adult population in need of services, clarifying the terms used to describe the population, scrutinizing assessment data, and developing curriculum materials on transition specifically for this population.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 352-363
Launched on MUSE
2013-04-22
Open Access
No
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