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World of Deaf Infants A Longitudinal Study

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ISBN-10: 0195147901

ISBN-13: 9780195147902

Edition: 2004

Authors: Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Patricia Elizabeth Spencer, Lynne Sanford Koester

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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? The World of Deaf Infants presents the results of a 15-year research study that addresses these questions.Through their research, perhaps the largest long-term comparison of deaf and hearing infants, Meadow-Orlans' team provides a comprehensive and intimate look into the world of deaf infants. For a core group of 80 families, that included all four combinations of parent-infant hearing status, data was collected longitudinally at 9, 12, 15, and 18 months. Mother-infant interactions were recorded and observed in both structured and unstructured settings; mothers' facial, vocal, and tactilebehaviours during interactions were related to infants' temperament and stress; mothers' linguistic and communication behaviours, as well as their overall responsiveness, were related to children's language; and the effects of support provided to mothers were evaluated and explored. The results weredramatic, particularly with regard to infant attachment behaviours and the importance of visual attention in the overal development of deaf infants.This comprehensive work provides a foundation on which researchers, teachers, students, and parents can build to further enhance the world of deaf infants.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Theoretical Rationale for the Longitudinal Study
Participant Characteristics and Research Procedures
Mother-Infant Behaviors at 6 and 9 Months: A Microanalytic View
Interactions of Hearing Mothers and 9-Month-Old Infants: Temperament and Infant Stress
Hearing Parents' Reactions to the Identification of Deafness and Cognitive or Motor Disabilities
Mastery Motivation at 9 and 12 Months: Traditional and Nontraditional Approaches
Mother-Infant Interactions at 12 and 18 Months: Parenting Stress and Support
Attachment Behaviors at 18 Months
Language at 12 and 18 Months: Characteristics and Accessibility of Linguistic Models
Visual Attention: Maturation and Specialization
The Development of Play: Effects of Hearing Status, Language, and Maternal Responsiveness
Relationships Across Developmental Domains and Over Time
Implications for Intervention with Infants and Families