Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children And Youth Of The Gallaudet Research Institute

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This paper reviews the 2009-10 Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth of the Gallaudet Research Institute, Gallaudet University. It discusses the demographics of deaf or hard of hearing children and youth with or without additional conditions or disabilities served on a national basis. It also presents the author’s observations and comments about the demographics of the deaf or hard of hearing children and youth. Keywords: Gallaudet University, RSIA Surveys, deaf students

Gallaudet Research Institute 2009-10 Annual Survey The 2009-10 Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth of the Gallaudet Research Institute, Gallaudet University revealed the demographics of deaf or hard hearing (DHH) children and youth with no other conditions and those with other conditions such as low vision, blindness, developmental delay, learning disability, emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, intellectual disability, and autism.
Out of a total of 32334 DHH children and youth surveyed nationwide with known information, 19741 or 61.1% had no other conditions or disabilities, with 2720 or 56.1% coming from Northeast, 4009 or 57.3% from Midwest, 8428 or 63.9% from South, and 4584 62.9% from West. There were 1228 or 3.8% DHH children and youth who had low vision, with 213 or 4.4% coming from Northeast, 265 or 3.8% from Midwest, 472 or 3.6% from South, and 278 or 3.8% from West. There were 550 or 1.7% DHH children and youth who had…

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