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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: What Will Be When He Grows Up? Parents Expectations Of Deaf Kids [o Que Ele Vai Ser Quando Crescer? Expectativas De Pais De Crianças Surdas]
Author: Bittencourt Z.Z.L.C.
Mendonca F.B.
Silva I.R.
Abstract: Study design: Qualitative and exploratory survey. Objective: This study aims to identify the expectations of parents of deaf children about the development and their future, verify the socio-demographic characteristics of these parents and to verify how the communication between the deaf and their families is. Methods: To reach this aim, qualitative methodology was adopted using open-ended interviews having as subject parents of deaf children who attend the rehabilitation program in Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas em Reabilitação "Prof Dr Gabriel O S Porto" CEPRE. The data were collect through questions focusing aspects like the knowledge of the deafness, the rehabilitation process, the communication with the deaf children and the expectations about the future of their son. Results: The findings showed the expressive participation of mothers in the rehabilitation process as the main speaker with the deaf son. The most part of the families had the perceptions of the deafness in the early years of the life of their sons, except in one case of late discovery because the child was assisted as having autism. The communication of the parents with the deaf son was realized through domestic signs and the main concern of the parents were in their kids schooling and their learning difficulties, the lack of trained teachers and prejudice due to communication trouble. Conclusion: The expectation of parents is marked by anxiety and uncertainty about the independence and autonomy of the deaf child. The parents were afraid about the future of the deaf son expressing concern and insecurity with the public school inadequacy and the lack of government policies to support deaf people along their lives.
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Date Issue: 2011
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