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ERIC Number: ED191216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison Study of Functional Communication in Deaf vs. Hearing Mother-Child Dyads: Descriptive Analysis and Intervention Implications.
Carmichael, Heather; Greenberg, Mark T.
A study of 28 mother/child dyads (children aged 3 to 6) in which half the children were deaf was undertaken to compare communication skills between hearing and deaf children and the characteristics of functional communication between mothers and their children. Tapes of a half hour free play situation between mother and child were studied for each of the S dyads. Among findings were that hearing Ss had a higher percentage of spontaneous communications, asked more questions, and used more behavior requests than their deaf counterparts. Mothers of deaf children were found to be more controlling, had more disapproving communication, and asked about the same number of questions as mothers of hearing children. Tables provide a breakdown of data. (PHR)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Deafness, Exceptional Child Research, Interpersonal Competence, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children
Department of Psychology, NI-25, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the University Affiliated Program--University of Southern California Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Piagetian Theory and the Helping Professions (Los Angeles, CA, February, 1980).