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West Ham 1947

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for West Ham]

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Of the 59 children in attendance during the year, 25 West
Ham cases and 25 extra-district 'ases were regarded as deaf;
and 5 West Ham cases and 11 extra-district cases as partially
deaf and suited for instruction with hearing aids. The admissions
to and discharges from the school during the year are set
out below:—
Admissions
West Ham Extra District
Totally deaf 9 1 Ilford
4 Essex
2 Barking
Partially-deaf 2 1 East Ham
Leavers
West Ham Extra District
Totally deaf:
E.D.211 (D.P.) 1 1 Essex
Partially deaf:
E.D.211 (D.P.) 1 1 Ilford
E.D.211 - 1 Barking
Admission to Residential
Special Schools - 1 Ilford
1 East Ham

The age distribution of children in attendance was as follows:—

AgeWest HamExtra District
2 years2-
3 ,,--
4 ,,12
5 „12
6 „13
7 ,,34
8 ,,34
9 ,,46
10 „32
11 ,,54
12 ,,11
13 „12
14 „22
15 „32
16 ,,-2
Totals3036
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It is of the utmost importance that children who are deaf
should commence education at the special school at as early an
age as possible.
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