Deaf Children

Deaf Children

Developmental Perspectives

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Editor: Lynn S. Liben
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218557

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Deaf Children: Developmental Perspectives aims to identify new areas of research, evaluation, and application related to deafness. The book discusses the development of deaf children; the methodological issues in research with deaf children; and the structural properties of American sign language. The text also describes the acquisition of signed and spoken language; speculations concerning deafness and learning to read; future prospects in language and communication for the congenitally deaf. The role of vision in language acquisition by deaf children; research and clinical issues on impulse control in deaf children; and the effects of deafness on childhood development are also considered. The book further tackles the education implications of research and theory with the deaf; developmental perspectives on the experiential deficiencies of deaf children; and the development of the deaf individual and the deaf community. Scholars interested in more general issues within disciplines such as sociology, developmental psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, experimental psychology, communication, clinical psychology, psychiatry, and education will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    I Introduction

    1 The Development of Deaf Children: An Overview of Issues


    Individual Differences in Deafness

    Family Environments

    Linguistic Environments

    Educational Environments



    2 The "Natural History" of a Research Project: An Illustration of Methodological Issues in Research with Deaf Children

    Criteria and Procedures for Recruitment of Subjects

    Selection of Matching or Comparison Groups

    Other Potential Variables for the Selection of Subjects

    Summary and Conclusions


    II Linguistic Issues

    3 Structural Properties of American Sign Language

    Basic Issues in the Study of Sign Language

    On Pantomime and Signs

    Historical Change in American Sign Language

    On the Internal Structure of Signs: Evidence from the Experimental Study of Short-Term Memory

    Slips of the Hand

    Grammatical Processes



    4 The Acquisition of Signed and Spoken Language

    Traditional Transmission of Ameslan: Deaf Children of Deaf Parents

    Connie's Children

    The Process of Learning Bimodal Language

    First Signs

    Word-Sign Order

    End of Words-Signs

    Perceptual Salience and Other Morphemes



    Some Speculations Concerning Deafness and Learning To Read

    Locus of the Problem

    Cognitive Factors

    Some Aspects of Linguistic Structure Relevant to Reading

    A Prospectus for One Stage in Reading Development



    6 Future Prospects in Language and Communication for the Congenitally Deaf

    The Early Acquisition of Language

    An Ideal Written Language

    Cross-Modality Transformation Rules and Supplementary Communication Devices

    Summary an d Conclusions


    7 On The Role of Vision in Language Acquisition by Deaf Children

    Vision as a Channel for Language Acquisition

    Manual Signing

    The Visual Representation of Speech



    III Social Development

    8 Impulse Control in Deaf Children: Research and Clinical Issues

    Research on Impulse Control in Deaf Children: A Review

    Etiology of Poor Impulse Control in Deaf People

    Theoretical Alternatives

    Parental Hearing Status: Implications for Impulse Control

    Implications for Intervention


    9 The Effects of Deafness on Childhood Development: An Eriksonian Perspective

    Infancy: The Development of Trust

    Early Childhood: Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt

    Later Childhood: Initiative versus Guilt



    IV Educational and Cultural Contexts

    10 Current Research and Theory with the Deaf: Educational Implications

    The Research to Application Process

    Contributions of Ethology

    Relationship of Thought, Language, and Deafness

    Manual Communication, Sign Language, and Total Communication



    11 Developmental Perspectives on the Experiential Deficiencies of Deaf Children

    A Piagetian Perspective on Experiential Deficiencies

    The Deaf Childs Environment

    Summary and Conclusions


    12 The Development of the Deaf Individual and the Deaf Community

    Institutional Control

    Family Dynamics and Social Interaction

    Individual Functioning



    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218557

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Lynn S. Liben

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