ERIC Number: ED112552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Developmental Approach to the Experiential Deficiencies of Deaf Children.
Liben, Lynn S.
Considered are ways in which developmental theories, methodologies, and research findings may be used to clarify the concept of experiential deficiencies of deaf children. Examined are the effects on deaf children of deprivations in physical experiences (such as the reduction of information about objects provided by auditory feedback) and in social experiences (such as the limitation imposed on parent-child interaction due to lack of a common communication mode). The author stresses the need for a communication system shared by the deaf child and the people in his environment, and suggests use of Signed English (rather than American Sign Language) in educational settings and in homes with hearing parents. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; Society for Research in Child Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Denver, Colorado, 1975)