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aud 2013, 22(3): 63-73 Back to browse issues page
Needs assessment training Rehabilitation of hearing damaged children’s parents in Khorasan Razavi province, Iran
Seyed Mohsen Asghari Nekah1, Somaye Bahmanabadi1, Sedighe Kazemi1
1- Department of Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
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Background and Aim: Developing appropriate curriculum for the education of deaf children depends on identifying the needs of this group. We aimed to examine educational rehabilitating needs of hearing-impaired children from the point of view of their parents.

Methods: In this descriptive survey study, data gathering tool was a researcher-made questionnaire completed by 64 parents of deaf children.

Results: Parents expressed that fitness of training with the students in school, willingness to participate in the program, and the use of a uditory-verbal therapy as a good way were the main notification preferences to families of hearing-impaired children, exceptional centers, and advertisements. They emphesied that lack of appropriate facilities, children's pertinacity, and their lack of cooperation prevented the implementation of training programs and curriculum in educational centers and home. Good verbal communication and speech was as the parents' first priority expectation of their child at the end of course. There was a significant difference between parents' opinions about the educational needs and rehabilitation (p<0.05). No significant difference was seen between the parents' suggestions about educational problems of hearing-impaired children (p>0.05). Also, there was no significantly association between the gender of child or the educational level of parents with the parents' view.

Conclusion: It seems that parents should be supported by training workshops and consulting. Also, most of the children in this study were trained auditory-verbally and the results do not mean that other educational and rehabilitation methods have not the discussed characteristics.

Keywords: Hearing-impaired children, parents, need assessment, auditory-verbal therapy approach
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Received: 2012/04/5 | Accepted: 2012/10/21 | Published: 2013/10/9
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