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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hearing Mothers With Deaf Children: Conception Of Deafness And Choice Of Language Mode [mães Ouvintes Com Filhos Surdos: Concepção De Surdez E Escolha Da Modalidade De Linguagem]
Author: de Paiva e Silva A.B.
da Cunha Pereira M.C.
Zanolli M. de L.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the conceptions that hearing mothers of deaf children have about deafness and relate it to the language mode used by the mother and the child. We interviewed 10 mothers of deaf children, five of whom were prescholars and five of school age. The content was analyzed as to thematic and category types, with emphasis on the categories "conception of deafness" and "choice of language mode". Data analysis showed that one mother seems to see deafness as a disease, another as a difference and the other mothers were found to be somewhere between these two views. In relation to the preferred language mode, half the mothers reported that their children predominantly use signs, the other half uses speech and signs, with the exception of one child who uses only speech. The child whose mother acts as if deafness is a disease uses speech while another one whose mother acts as if deafness is a difference uses speech as well as signs.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2007
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