Writing Skills of Hearing-Impaired Students Who Benefit from Support Services at Public Schools in Turkey

H Pelin Karasu


Support services provide an essential role for hearing-impaired students attending public schools, in terms of
improving their language and academic skills. In this study, the writing skills of hearing-impaired students enrolled in
public schools were evaluated, and the relationship between the writing scores, audiological variables and educational
variables were examined. Seventeen students, who were enrolled in in the primary and middle school classes of public
schools and benefited from the support services, participated in this study. The results of the study indicated that the
mean writing score of the students was 68.35 out of 100. It was determined that there is a relationship between the age
of first hearing aid and the duration of preschool education. According to the results of the study, it can be stated that
hearing-impaired students enrolled in public schools benefit from the support services designed according to their
individual needs, along with early exposition to implant and early inclusion in education.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v7n4p104

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