:: Volume 23, Issue 5 (12-2014) ::
aud 2014, 23(5): 60-67 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of social work services on the social adjustment of parents of children with hearing impairment
Abas Mahvash Wernoosfaderani 1, Mojtaba Ebrahimi1
1- Department of Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (7980 Views)

Background and Aim: Hearing impairment is one of the most stressful disabilities. The mental health of parents caring for children with hearing impairment is at risk. Therefore, technical support and intervention are very valuable for these families. These services are also useful for children’s development. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of social work services on the social adjustment of parents of children with hearing impairment.

Methods: In this study, 37 parents of children with hearing impairment were selected as the sample population. Interviews and case studies were conducted to determine whether the parents were receiving social work services. The social adjustment scale was used to assess parents’ social adjustment. Analysis of variance (F) was used to analyze the data and information obtained from parents.

Results: Data analysis showed that there is a significant difference between parents who had received social work services and parents who had not received social work services (p<0.001).

Conclusion: According to the obtained results, parents who had received social work services experienced higher social adjustment. It can be said that providing assistance to parents of children with hearing impairment can improve their social integration.

Keywords: Social adjustment, social work, hearing impairment
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2013/11/5 | Accepted: 2014/04/8 | Published: 2014/04/8


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