Service DogsFormat: The written paper/report should be doubled spaced, 12 pt. font, one-inch margins, plus supplementary appendices, detailed description of methodology. Paper should include citations (name, year, page) in the test, following standard APA format, and a completed alphabetized bibliography of sources. Grammar and punctuation should follow “Edited Standard Written English.”
Title:How Service Dogs Enhance Accessibility for Deaf People
The paper should include:
Table of Contents
Executive Summary (written when all other sections of the report are complete. This section provides the reader an overview of sections of the paper.) (1 page)
Introduction & Background
Statement of the Problem (why important and to whom)
Objective of project
Specific research questions (if applicable)
Literature Review(2 pages)
Summary of relevant findings from the literature review
Discussion of how prior research informed the research plan (if applicable)
Methodology (5 pages)
Explanation of how the study was conducted (including how key concepts were
actualized, data collection, the response rate (if applicable)
Findings and conclusions(2-3 page)
Bibliography/References/Source Cited
Tables & Appendices

CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
The future of providing service dogs for the deaf requires the understanding of not only the deaf community but also the public in general as for the service to thrive it depends on the hard work of non-profits and generosity of donors and volunteers.
Statement of the Problem
The primary problems to be considered are funding, volunteers, and the dogs’ needs in general. It is important that we investigate and consider sources of funding, available pool of volunteers and hoe to entice people to become volunteers and the resources for dogs and how they must be supported.
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of my capstone project is to educate both the hearing and deaf communities about dogs for the deaf and to increase the awareness of the service in order to enhance resources and resource availability. It is also purposeful for this study to elaborate on the need for training, the value of volunteers, and of course the understanding that the entire mission depends on funding. This capstone project consists of survey session that focuses on case studies.
Objective of the Project
How the service dogs for deaf people runs its organization and their mission and philosophy to enhance their lives? Visited the dog for the deaf in Central Pointe, Oregon and Fidos for Freedom in Laurel, Maryland. Both have the mission to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives while maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs rescued or breed and all people we serve. They see their vision to be premier national providers of professionally trained Assistance Dogs.
CHAPTER II: LITERATURE REVIEW
Service Dog is a part of our everyday lives, but it also should be a part of each deaf people’s education and learning process. As service dog use becomes more and more prevalent, the big question becomes how can we use the funding to help deaf people become more successful with the service dog.
CHAPTER III: METHODOLOGY
Methodology:(data collect – Analysis) Expand

Finding: (Explain findings on each survey then compare them together) Expand

Discussion: (Discuss the findings and literature review – how can this work be further explored) Expand

Appendices:

Tables: (?)

See below: (collect data via email and one-on-one interview)

Demographic Information (KEY)
Research Project: Thrive to learn and apply newly acquired knowledge from deaf people with a service dog.
Your participation in this project will involve your completing a few different questionnaires. In order for your responses to one questionnaire to be linked to another and to also keep your responses anonymous. I will need to use a unique identifier for each participant. This way no one will know how you responded to any of the questionnaires but I will be able to group together your responses to the different questionnaires. The unique identifier is your town of birth and the first three digits of your phone number.

Please print your birth place: ___________________________________________________

First 3 phone number: _____ _____ _____
Please complete the following questionnaire with information about yourself. The individual responses to these questions will remain confidential. Thank you for your participation in this research.
1. Gender: ____ Female ____ Male

2. Are you profoundly deaf or hard of hearing?
____ Deaf
____ Hard of Hearing

3. What is your race? (Check all that apply)
____ White/Caucasian
____ Black or African American
____ Hispanic
____ Asian or Pacific Islander
____ American Indian or Native American
____ Other

4. What is your current marital status?
____ Single
____ Partnered
____ Married
____ Divorced
____ Widowed

5. What is your current occupational status?
____ Student
____ Faculty
____ Full-time
____ Part-time
____ Retired
____ Other (Please specific) ________________________________________

6. What is your highest level of education you have completed?
____ High School Graduate
____ Went to college but did not graduate
____ Associate of Art
____ Bachelor Degree
____ Master Degree
____ Doctoral Degree

7. How old were you become deaf or hard of hearing?
____ 0-20
____ 21-30
____ 31-40
____ 41-50
____ 51- 60
____ 61-70

8. How would you describe your level of hearing without using the assistive listening devices? (e.g. not using hearing aids or cochlear implants)?
____ Mild
____ Mild to Moderate
____ Moderate
____ Moderate to Severe
____ Severe
____ Severe to Profound
____ Profound

9. Do you have any of the following disabilities? (Check all that apply)
____ Vision Loss/Blindness
____ Physical disability (please describe ___________________________________)
____ Sensory disability (e.g. ADHD) (please describe ________________________)
____ Psychiatric disability (please describe _________________________________)
____ Other (please describe _____________________________________________)
____ None
10. How old were you when you had your first service dog?
_____ year(s) and _____ month

11. How long do you have to wait before you are placed with a service dog?
_____ month(s) and _____ year

12. Are you comfortable with your service dog?
____ Yes
____ No
____ Maybe

13. Do you require to have your dog with you all the time?
____ Yes
____ No
____ Sometime

14. Are you happy with your choose of service dog?
____ Yes
____ No

15. Is your dog worth it?
____ Yes
____ No

Questionnaires (Key)
Survey of Service Dog for Deaf People
Your participation in this project will involve your completing a few different questionnaires. In order for your responses to one questionnaire to be linked to another and to also keep your responses anonymous. I will need to use a unique identifier for each participant. This way no one will know how you responded to any of the questionnaires but I will be able to group together your responses to the different questionnaires. The unique identifier is your mother’s maiden name and the last four digits of your phone number.

Please print your mother’s maiden name: _____________________________________

Last 4 phone number: _____ _____ _____ _____
Please complete the following questionnaire. Your responses to these questions will remain anonymous. Thank you for your participation in this research.

1 – Strongly Disagree 2 – Disagree 3 – Agree Sometimes 4 – Agree 5 – Strongly Agree
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need.
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me.
Hearing dog depends on me all the time.
Service dogs help my disability easier.
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog?
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK?
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs?
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way?
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention?
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog?
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy?
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life?
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone?
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears?

Participant One: Female, Deaf, White, Single, Other-Adjunct Faculty, Bachelor Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 39 years old, 1 year, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Two: Female, Deaf, White, Single, Student, HS Graduate, 0-20, Profound, None, 20 years old, 1 year, Yes, No, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Three:Male, Deaf, White/Black/Other, Single, Student, HS Graduate, 0-20, Profound, None, 22 years old, 3 months, Yes, Sometime, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Four: Male, Deaf, White, Single, Full-time, Associate of Art, 0-20, Profound, None, 36 years old, 1 year, Yes, Sometime, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Five: Female, Deaf, White, Married, Full-time, Master Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 40 years old, 6 months, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Six: Female, Deaf, White, Married, Full-time, Bachelor Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 45 years old, 6 months, Yes, Sometime, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Seven: Female, Deaf, White, Single, Faculty, Doctoral Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 27 years old and 8 months, 1 year and 3 months, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Eight: Female, Deaf, White, Single, Full-time, Doctoral Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 22 years old, 9 months, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X
Participant Nine: Male, Deaf, Hispanic, Single, Student, AA, 0-20, Profound, Other-Learning Disability, 15 years old, 2 months, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X

Participant Ten: Male, Deaf, White, Single, Full-time, Master Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 30 years old, 1 year Yes, Sometime, Yes, Yes
1 2 3 4 5
Hard to get a hearing dog for my need. X
Hearing dog is a perfect match for me. X
Hearing dog depends on me all the time. X
Service dogs help my disability easier. X
Would you be interested in doing dog sports with your dog? X
Would having a Service Dog beside you in public bring up the events for you more frequentlywith the public’s questions regarding why you have a service dog? Would this be OK? X
Is there a particular time of day that is more appropriate for you to have training sessions withthe dog due to medications or other needs? X
You are trained to be aggressive at a moment’s notice. Do you think this would this put the dog in danger in any way? X
Do you realize that a Service Dog is not a ‘magic’ intervention? X
Do you feel you are functional enough during the day and night to care for a dog? X
Does it bother you that dogs are unpredictable and messy? X
Do you have difficulty responding to the environmental sounds of daily life? X
Do you feel unsafe when you are alone? X
Are you dependent on others, parents, family members etc. as your ears? X

Participant Eleven: Female, Deaf, White, Single, Student, Bachelor Degree, 0-20, Profound, None, 24 years old, 6 months, Yes, No, Yes, Yes

Methodology: (Expand…)

Finding: (Expand – Explain findings on each survey then compare them together)

Discussion: (Expand – Discuss the findings and literature review – how can this work be further explored)

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