Deafness and Hearing Term Paper by cee-cee

Deafness and Hearing
A discussion on the cognitive development of deaf children with and without cochlear implants.
# 115293 | 1,325 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses the prevalence and education of deaf children and focuses on how deaf children of hearing parents suffer from a delay in developing the ability to understand false beliefs and take into account other people's desires and thoughts. The paper then discusses the benefits of cochlear implants over hearing aids but emphasizes the importance of encouraging deaf children to engage in conversations among their peers and within their families. The paper maintains this can contribute to a deaf child's overall development as a functional member of society.

Deafness in America
Theory of the Mind Development of Children with and without Cochlear Implants
Level of Cognitive Development in Educational Settings of Deaf Children with and without Cochlear Implants

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berke, J. Deaf Culture 101. 17 Dec 2007. 2 April 2008. <>
  • Courtin, C., and Melot, A. "Metacognitive development in deaf children: lessons from the appearance-reality and false belief tasks." Developmental Science, 8(1): 16-25, 2005.
  • Geers, A. E., and Brenner, C. "Educational intervention and outcomes of early cochlear implantation." International Congress Series, 1273: 405-408, 2004.
  • Keating, E., and Mirus, G. "Examining interactions across language modalities: deaf children and hearing peers at school." Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 34(2): 115-135, 2003.
  • Marin, D., and Bat-Chava, Y. "Negotiating deaf-hearing friendships: coping strategies of deaf boys and girls in mainstream schools." Child: Care, Health & Development, 29(6): 511-521, 2004.

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