Typically, Deaf children fail in school. Despite widely reported research on their normal physical and cognitive abilities, Deaf children lag behind their hearing counterparts in every measure of achievement. However, more significantly, we can now point to evidence of mental health problems later in life and possibly even physical health problems and issues. This paper will explore the role of families, especially in the pre-school period in terms of the communication at home â€“ considering, specifically, the outcomes in age-appropriate language acquisition and cognitive development. We will reflect on the interventions we have carried out to date and consider the long term future of such early support given to families and the consequences in the life of Deaf people.
|Translated title of the contribution||Family Factors in Deaf Success|
|Title of host publication||CLIO symposium 30th June 2004 â€“ Examining family factors in childrenâ€™s achievement|
|Publisher||Bristol School of Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
Bibliographical noteName and Venue of Event: Bristol
Conference Organiser: CLIO