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|Other Titles:||Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students in Deaf Schools to Leave School|
National Taiwan Normal University Special Education Center
Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) students who have graduated from deaf schools are very prone to withdraw from universities or jobs because they feel frustrated at the process of adapting to new environments. Although there are transition services in deaf schools, universities and agencies of employment services, D/HH students have to actively make use of them. Therefore, D/HH students must be prepared, in an intentional manner, to leave deaf school. This article aims to understand D/HH students’ situations in universities and workplaces as well as the preparations for leaving deaf school that D/HH students need. The article also intends to introduce the project for preparing students to leave school that the author designed. The author analyzed the literature and interviewed four D/HH adults, four deaf school teachers, and one social worker in a deaf association. The results show that the gap between deaf schools and external environments, D/HH student’s attitudes, capabilities, and social experiences, transition service workers’ interventions, adjustments of professors and employers, and social support from peers are all related to D/HH students’ adaption in universities and workplaces. Preparing D/HH students in deaf schools to leave school includes developing students’ abilities and skills in understanding and not being afraid of hearing people, having multiple ways and strategies of communication, willingness and ability to make friends, realistic work and social experiences, capabilities of problem solving and self-advocacy, and being able to encourage themselves when confronting challenges.
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