This paper reviews the etiological histories of deaf and hard-of-hearing juveniles with delinquent behaviors. The etiologies of hearing loss and incidence of secondary or multiple disabilities in students with delinquent behaviors is examined through a review of existing school records for thirty- five (35) students born between the years of 1939-1986. Case studies, percentages, IQ scores, and reading grade level scores are used to provide a description of the neurological and behavioral issues of deaf and hard-of- hearing residential school youth who have experienced criminal legal problems. The purpose is to improve awareness among educators and juvenile Justice professionals of some potential effects of multiple disabilities on delinquency in signing deaf and hard of-hearing youth.
Miller, K. R., Martin, G. A., & Rimmer, P. (2019). Etiological Histories of 35 Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Residential School Students with Delinquent Behavior. JADARA, 36(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol36/iss3/4