ERIC Number: ED478931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
A Guide for Professionals Serving Hearing Children with Deaf Parents. Technical Report.
Singleton, Jenny L.; Tittle, Matthew D.
The recognition within the past few decades of the American Deaf Community as an indigenous cultural and linguistic minority group has altered the previous view of deaf individuals by the "hearing world" as being handicapped or disabled. The primary goals of this technical report are: (1) to compare a cultural view of deafness to the traditional, pathological view of deafness; (2) to provide a brief description of the Deaf Community, their language, and culture; (3) to describe communication patterns and parenting issues in families with deaf parents and hearing children; (4) to examine the role of the hearing child in a deaf family and how that experience affects their functioning in the hearing world; and (5) to discuss important considerations and resources for providers who work with hearing children and their deaf parents. The report includes extensive references, an annotated bibliography, and a list of available resources from the CLAS Web site. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Deafness, Disabilities, Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Attitudes, Language Role, Minority Groups, Parents with Disabilities
CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute, 61 Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 ($7.50). Tel: 800-583-4135 (Toll Free). For full text: http://clas.uiuc.edu/publications.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Early Childhood Research Inst. on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.