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The World of Deaf Infants: A Longitudinal Study

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Patricia E. Spencer, and Lynne Sanford Koester


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? This book presents the results of a fifteen-year research study which addresses these questions. Through this research, the book looks into the world of deaf infants. From a core group of eighty families which included all four combinations of parent-infant hearing status, data was collected longitudinally ... More

Keywords: diminished hearing, communication, cognitive development, mother-infant interactions, temperament, stress, responsiveness, attachment behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195147902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, editor

Patricia E. Spencer, editor
both at Gallaudet University

Lynne Sanford Koester, editor
University of Montana