Psychological Development of Deaf Children

Psychological Development of Deaf Children

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The majority of young deaf children, especially those with non-signing parents, are reared in language-impoverished environments. This can cause their social and cognitive development to differ markedly from hearing children. The Psychological Development of Deaf Children details those potential differences, paying special attention to how the psychological development of deaf children is affected by their interpersonal communication with parents, peers, and
teachers. This careful and balanced consideration of existing evidence and research provides a new psychological perspective on deaf children and deafness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18mm | 411g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line figures
  • 0195115759
  • 9780195115758
  • 1,290,061

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This careful and balanced overview provides a new psychological perspective on deaf children and deafness while debunking a number of popular notions about the hearing impaired, and forges an integrated understanding of social, language, and cognitive development as they are affected by childhood deafness.
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Table of contents

1. The Development of Deaf Children: Issues and Orientations ; 2. The Nature and Scope of Deafness ; 3. The Early Years: The Social-Emotional Context of Development ; 4. Social and Personality Development During the School Years ; 5. Foundations of Language Development in Deaf Children ; 6. Language Acquisition ; 7. Intelligence and Cognitive Development ; 8. Short-Term Memory: The Development of Memory Coding ; 9. Long-Term Memory: Codes, Organization, and Strategies ; 10. Creativity and Flexibility: The Myth(?) of Concreteness ; 11. Learning to Read and Write ; 12. The Development of Deaf Children: Toward an Integrated View
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Review quote

Everyone involved with deaf children should read this conscientious and analytical; research summary. Developmentalists and linguists will be captivated and are offered a wealth of research ideas. The book is enhanced by an extensive reference list that includes European studies. * Mary Warmbrod, Readings, December 1993 *
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About Marc Marschark

Marc Marschark, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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