NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ959214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Spotlight on Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth in Canada and beyond
Erlich, Shoshana
Child & Youth Services, v33 n1 p5-11 2012
With approximately 310,000 Deaf Canadians, and another approximately 2.8 million hard-of-hearing Canadians, Deaf and hard-of-hearing people make up a significant portion of the Canadian population. This population is hard to quantify and describe due to its inherent diversity. Generally, the community is divided into those who follow an oral approach, and those who utilize a signed language, although even those divisions can be fluid depending on the individual. In this article, the author examines current literature on mental health within the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, in order to identify the protective and risk factors for Deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth. Current challenges and future opportunities to providing interventions to this community are discussed. The terms Deaf and hard-of-hearing are used to represent all children and youth with hearing loss, regardless of their communication mode or cultural identity. (Contains 1 note.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada