Most deaf high school graduates in this study were actively learning about careers and making future plans. Most of their parents encouraged these activities through a variety of ways. These results were derived from interviews with 189 deaf seniorsin16 high schools and from a mail survey of their parents. Findings indicated that a majority of seniors had discussed their future plans with family members and most parents supported these plans. A majority of parents had also engaged in six types of activities to stimulate the career development of their deaf sons and daughters. Parents also reported numerous other ways they had assisted their deaf teenagers to prepare for more education and a future job. However, almost 75 present of parents reported the need for four kinds of career planning information. Implications for enhancing communication between parents and professionals as well as training parents were discussed.
Schroedel, J. G., & Carnahan, S. (2019). Parental Involvement in Career Development. JADARA, 25(2). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol25/iss2/6