Graduate project

Simulation training as a vehicle for in-service training for houseparents in a residential school for the deaf

There is a well re cognized need for specialized training for house parents in residential schools for the deaf, and there is increasing interest in the preparation and duties of the se staff members. Surveys have indicated that there is little negative reaction to job preparation but there is some conflict in regards to the job expectations of the house parents and thusly the extent and nature of the preparation required. An attempt was made to resolve these differences by Clatterbuck, Roth and Epperson in 1960 in their report to the Conference of Executives. The recommendation of this report was that the Converence set up a certification plan for houseparents.