Psychological Development of Deaf Children

Paperback | February 1, 1997

byMarc Marschark

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This book is the first comprehensive examination of the psychological development of deaf children. Because the majority of young deaf children (especially those with non-signing parents) are reared in language-impoverished environments, their social and cognitive development may differmarkedly from hearing children. The author here details those potential differences, giving 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 existingevidence and research provides a new psychological perspective on deaf children and deafness while debunking a number of popular notions about the hearing impaired. In light of recent findings concerning manual communication, parent-child interactions, and intellectual and academic assessments ofhearing-impaired children, the author has forged an integrated understanding of social, language, and cognitive development as they are affected by childhood deafness. Empirical evaluations of deaf children's intellectual and academic abilities are stressed throughout. The Psychological Developmentof Deaf Children will be of great interest to students, teachers, and researchers studying deafness and how it relates to speech and hearing; developmental, social, and cognitive psychology; social work; and medicine.

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This book is the first comprehensive examination of the psychological development of deaf children. Because the majority of young deaf children (especially those with non-signing parents) are reared in language-impoverished environments, their social and cognitive development may differmarkedly from hearing children. The author here d...

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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.

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.14 × 9.13 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195115759

ISBN - 13:9780195115758

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Table of Contents

1. The Development of Deaf Children: Issues and r daverio ns2. The Nature and Scope of Deafness3. The Early Years: The Social-Emotional Context of Development4. Social and Personality Development During the School Years5. Foundations of Language Development in Deaf Children6. Language Acquisition7. Intelligence and Cognitive Development8. Short-Term Memory: The Development of Memory Coding9. Long-Term Memory: Codes, Organization, and Strategies10. Creativity and Flexibility: The Myth(?) of Concreteness11. Learning to Read and Write12. The Development of Deaf Children: Toward an Integrated View

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"Without a doubt this is the best and most thought-provoking book on the psychological development of deaf children that I have ever read." --Heather Mohay, Journal of Pediatric Psychology