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ERIC Number: ED249753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Hemispheric Specialization and Implications for Education of the Hearing Impaired.
Levine, Shari
The paper reviews research on cerebral hemispheric functioning and considers the implications for instruction of the deaf. The nature of right and left hemisphere function and communication is addressed, as are findings on cerebral asymmetry for aspects of language processing. Studies on hemispheric specialization of hearing impaired persons suggest a differential development between deaf and hearing Ss, as opposed to a developmental lag. The development of thought processes in deaf children is traced through the four Piagetian states: sensory motor, pre-operational, concrete operational, and formal operational. Suggestions are offered for facilitating easy passage from one stage to the next, including encouraging the development of an early symbol system for children who are profoundly deaf from birth and using instructional media which utilizes a combined visual and auditory presentation to show relationships, associations, and contrasts. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A