"Deaf high school students typically graduate with a fourth grade reading level, which is below the level required for literacy i.e. 6th to 8th grade reading levels." (Mayberry, 2002).
"Deaf children are more than twice as likely to experience physical and sexual abuse compared to their hearing peers." (Gulati, 2003).
"Deaf children who cannot make themselves understood within their family are four times more likely to have mental health disorders and more likely to suffer mistreatment at school than deaf children who can communicate with their family members." (HealthDay, 2012).
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Mayberry, R. I. (2002). Cognitive development in deaf children: The interface of language and perception in neuropsychology. Handbook of Neuropsychology (2nd Edition), 8(2), 71-107.
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Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities - http://dbhdd.georgia.gov
G.R.E.A.T. D.A.Y. Mental Health Resources for the Deaf Community - http://www.greatdayinc.net
Deaf MD - http://www.deafmd.org
American Society for Deaf Children - http://deafchildren.org
Georgia Association of the Deaf - http://www.gadeaf.org
Georgia Advocacy Office - http://thegao.org
Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired - http://www.gachi.org
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf - http://www.aasdweb.com
Georgia School for the Deaf - http//www.gsdweb.org
National Deaf Academy - http://www.nda.com
Gallaudet University - http://www.gallaudet.edu
National Association for the Deaf - http://nad.org
National Technical Institute for the Deaf - http://www.ntid.rit.edu