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The World of Deaf Infants: A Longitudinal Study

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Patricia E. Spencer, and Lynne Sanford Koester


What is the impact of an infant's diminished hearing on the infant and its parents? How does communication develop in cases of diminished hearing? How does diminished hearing affect social and cognitive development? What types of early interventions can improve communication and development? This book presents the results of a fifteen-year research study which addresses these questions. Through this research, the book looks into the world of deaf infants. From a core group of eighty families which included all four combinations of parent-infant hearing status, data was collected longitudinally ... More

Keywords: diminished hearing, communication, cognitive development, mother-infant interactions, temperament, stress, responsiveness, attachment behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195147902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, editor

Patricia E. Spencer, editor
both at Gallaudet University

Lynne Sanford Koester, editor
University of Montana

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1 Introduction

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Carol Erting, and Donald F. Moores

2 Theoretical Rationale for the Longitudinal Study

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Lynne Sanford Koester, Patricia E. Spencer, and Robert H. MacTurk

4 Mother–Infant Behaviors at 6 and 9 Months

Lynne Sanford Koester, Meg Ann Traci, Lisa R. Brooks, Andrea M. Karkowski, and Sybil Smith-Gray

5 Interactions of Hearing Mothers and 9-Month-Old Infants

Lynne Sanford Koester, and Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans

6 Hearing Parents' Reactions to the Identification of Deafness and Cognitive or Motor Disabilities

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Birgit Dyssegaard, and Sybil Smith-Gray

7 Mastery Motivation at 9 and 12 Months

Robert H. MacTurk, Jennifer L. Ludwig, and Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans

8 Mother–Infant Interactions at 12 and 18 Months

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, and Annie G. Steinberg

9 Attachment Behaviors at 18 Months

Lynne Sanford Koester, and Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans

10 Language at 12 and 18 Months

Patricia E. Spencer

11 Visual Attention

Patricia E. Spencer, M. Virginia Swisher, and Robyn P. Waxman

12 The Development of Play

Patricia E. Spencer, and Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans

13 Relationships Across Developmental Domains and Over Time

Patricia E. Spencer, Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Lynne Sanford Koester, and Jennifer L. Ludwig

14 Implications for Intervention with Infants and Families

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Patricia E. Spencer, Lynne Sanford Koester, and Annie G. Steinberg

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