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ERIC Number: EJ1034443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Factors Associated with Social Interactions between Deaf Children and Their Hearing Peers: A Systematic Literature Review
Batten, Georgina; Oakes, Peter M.; Alexander, Tim
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v19 n3 p285-302 Jul 2014
Research indicates that deaf children can have marked social difficulties compared with their hearing peers. Factors that influence these social interactions need to be reviewed to inform interventions. A systematic search of 5 key databases and 3 specialized journals identified 14 papers that met the inclusion criteria. Methodological quality of the articles was assessed using an adapted checklist. There was a general lack of consensus across studies. The main factors investigated were the deaf child's communication competency, age, and level of mainstreaming, which overall were positively associated with peer interactions. Some studies also found that females were more likely to have positive social interactions. The majority of studies were cross-sectional. Some studies lacked appropriate control groups and did not recruit an appropriate range of informants. A wide range of factors were associated with social interactions between deaf and hearing children. The role of communication gained the highest consensus across studies. Other factors were involved in more complex interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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