Video documentary about dropout rate among mainstream Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in American sign language.
Students with hearing loss attending general education classrooms have been reported to experience difficulties in social skills and relationships. This 5-year longitudinal study examined the social skills and problem behaviors of students who were Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and who attended general education classrooms. Data were obtained from classroom teachers and students themselves.
The mean Social Skills and Problem Behavior scores (Social Skills Rating Scales; Gresham & Elliott, 1990) were within the average range and normally distributed each year. The average change over 5 years in social skills and problem behavior was not significant.
Video by spininghippy
The most consistent predictors of social outcomes were the students" classroom communication participation and participation in extracurricular activities. Implications for placement, intervention, and further research are discussed. Sources: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/Exceptional-Children/260582218.html
Benefits to students with disabilities: Mainstreaming Schools from wikipedia.org
Familiar Stories of the Mainstreaming...
Alone in a Hearing World shows true to life scenarios of a young Deaf boy growing up in a hearing world. With family members who can't communicate and continuous misunderstandings by his teachers and coaches, he is forced to live in a world of isolation. However, when he pleas for his Mothers understanding and falls short, he ends up in the only place he seems to find acceptance, as seen on youtube: Alone In A Hearing World
"Alone In The Mainstream" (best seller book for the teachers) - A Deaf women remembers public schools - Gina A. Oliva in which a book is a part of education for hearing parents to understanding with Deaf children in the mainstream schools, as seen on youtube: Alone In The Mainstream
Also and, check it out DrDonGCSUS's vlog with captions: Mainstreaming Is Failing Deaf Students