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MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF-IMAGE AMONG DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN
Lund University.
Lund University.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry . Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2008 (English)In: AMERICAN ANNALS OF THE DEAF, ISSN 0002-726X, Vol. 153, no 5, 504-515 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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MENTAL HEALTH and self-image among deaf and hard of hearing children (ages 11-18 years) in southern Sweden was investigated. The children (N = 111) attended special schools for the deaf (n = 28), special schools for the hard of hearing (n = 23), and regular schools where hard of hearing children were mainstreamed (n = 60). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Goodman, 1997) was used to screen mental health and the "I Think I Am" questionnaire Ouvinen-Birgerstam (1982, 1984) to measure self-esteem. The study shows that hard of hearing children seem to do as well, as a group, as other children in Swedish society Mean SDQ and ITIA scores indicated that the mainstreamed students and the students in special schools for the hard of hearing had higher levels of rated mental health and self-image than the students in schools for the deaf.

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2008. Vol. 153, no 5, 504-515 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17524DiVA: diva2:209963
Available from: 2009-03-28 Created: 2009-03-27 Last updated: 2010-04-29

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