ERIC Number: EJ784762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Parental Involvement in the Habilitation Process Following Children's Cochlear Implantation: An Action Theory Perspective
Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Young, Richard A.
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v13 n2 p193-214 Spr 2008
Action theory and the qualitative action-project method are used in this study to address and illustrate the complexity of parenting children who have received cochlear implants (CIs) as well as the intentionality of parents engaged in that process. "Action" refers to individual and joint goal-directed and intentional behaviors. Action theory has the advantage of using the perspectives provided by manifest behavior, internal processes, and social meaning in the analysis of action. Two cases are used to describe the individual and joint actions and projects, as related to parents' involvement in the habilitation process of children's postcochlear implantation. These joint projects are described at the levels of meanings/goals, functional processes, behaviors, structural support, and resources. From the rich descriptions and analysis of the cases, we draw potentially illuminative implications for the "current thinking" in relation to parenting children with CIs.
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