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Language and cognitive development in deaf children: deaf children with deaf and deaf children with hearing parents

Ajda Pfifer;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Psihološka Obzorja (issn: 2350-5141, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Psychologists' Association
The article reviews the current studies regarding language and cognitive development in children who are deaf. Deaf communicate orally and with sign language. 90 % of deaf children are born into hearing families and hearing parents in most cases do not know the sign language. Besides, hearing parents usually want for their child to become "normally" speaking. Most of the deaf children born into hearing families have very poor early communication. It is now well established that deaf children of deaf parents generally exhibit normal patterns of development in social, linguistic and cognitive domains relative to their hearing peers. One of the longest-running deba...
Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
free text keywords: deaf, children, language development, cognitive development, sign language, family environment, Psychology, BF1-990
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