A Modern Trilogy:
Studies Conducted by NCLID

John Luckner, Ed.D.

National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities

Need For Research

  1. No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110) Mentions "scientifically based research" 110 times.
  2. President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education "Bridging the gap between research and practice will be a continuing challenge. Practices must continue to improve so children, their parents and their teachers have access to effective practice and instructional methodsx" (2002, p. 68).

National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities

The University of Northern Colorado was designated by Congress as the home of the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities in 2001. The goal of the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities is to increase the nation's capacity to provide educational and other services to infants, children, and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired, and who have significant support needs.

Study 1

Needs Assessment

Purpose: To identify and prioritize the research needs in the field of deaf education

Data collected: May, 2002 - October, 2003

N= 331


4-Point Likert Scale


Items Specific to Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Items Specific to Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Cont'd)


General Special Education Items

General Special Education Items (Cont'd)

Study 2

Perceived Needs of Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities in Rural Areas


Survey

28 items educational practices and available services (5-point Likert Scale)

 

Surveys sent = 288
N= 100
Return rate = 34.7%

Needs


Strengths


Study 3

Healthy Families of Students who are Deaf

Healthy family defined:


Question 1

You have been described as a healthy family who has a child who is deaf. Why do you think you have been successful?


Question 2

What challenges have you had to overcome?


Question 3

Have professionals helped you? If so, how?


Question 4

Have professionals hindered the family? If so, how?


Question 5

What advice do you have for other families of children who are deaf?


Question 6

What advice do you have for professionals who work with families who have a child who is deaf?


Question 7

Is there anything else you would like to add?


Questions, Answers, Comments, Suggestions