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Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
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Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

Patricia Elizabeth Spencer and Marc Marschark

Abstract

Throughout history there have been efforts to help deaf children develop spoken language through which they could have full access to the hearing world. These efforts, although pursued seriously and with great care, frequently proved fruitless and often resulted only in passionate arguments over the efficacy of particular approaches. Although some deaf children did develop spoken language, there was little evidence to suggest that this development had been facilitated by any particular educational approach, and moreover, many, even most deaf children — especially those with profound loss — nev ... More

Keywords: deaf children, spoken language, hearing world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179873.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Elizabeth Spencer, editor
Gallaudet University

Marc Marschark, editor
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

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