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Mental Health of Australian Deaf Adolescents: An Investigation using an Auslan Version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Cornes, Andrew, Brown, P Margaret,

Academic Literature

2012

This study investigated mental health problems in 54 deaf adolescents between 11 and 18 years of age residing in the states of New South Wales and Tasmania in Australia. The SDQ Self Report was translated into Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Both the written and Auslan Self Report versions of the instrument were administered.

Results showed Modest correlations between some of the syndrome scales in both the written and Auslan Self Report versions. Modest to strong correlations emerged between parent and teacher reports, parent and child written versions, and for some of the syndrome scales between teacher and child self-reports and between the parent and Auslan Self Report version. The prevalence rates yielded by the different respondents differed with parents reporting higher prevalence than teachers or children. Differences also emerged between the rates identified using the different versions of the Child Self Report.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Deafness & Education International

Location : International

Domain/s: Health and wellbeing, Transport and communication

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