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Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education$
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Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199371815

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371815.001.0001

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Psychosocial Development in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in the Twenty-first Century

Psychosocial Development in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in the Twenty-first Century

Opportunities and Challenges

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(p.152) 7 Psychosocial Development in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in the Twenty-first Century
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Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education
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Manfred Hintermair

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371815.003.0007

Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children face specific challenges in their development. In recent years, research on psychosocial development in DHH children has provided the field of deaf education with a growing knowledge of variables that play an important role for mental health. Studies on self-esteem, quality of life, and the socio-emotional problems of DHH students have shown that there are some particularly relevant aspects that must be paid attention to when implementing educational programs for DHH children. Regarding psychosocial development, secure parent-child relationships, (early) access to language, and fluent and intelligent communicative interaction independent of the language modality, early and varying contact with other DHH children and adults, and the opportunity to develop a sense of cultural affiliation(s) are particularly significant here. There are many ways to be deaf or hard of hearing.

Keywords:   language, communicative interaction, psychosocial development, mental health, self-esteem, quality of life, socio-emotional development, parent-child relationship, cultural affiliation

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