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The Role of Communication in Developing Attachment in Deaf Children - A Research Study

The aim of this research project is to: 

 

Gain more information about how parents of deaf children seek to communicate with their children. 

 

See if hearing parents who use different communication modalities for language-based communication (ASL, speech, cued speech), use similar non-linguistic communication practices (gestures, facial expression, and body language). 

 

Learn more about the relationship between parent communication modality (ASL, speech, cued speech) and parent non-linguistic communication practices (gestures, facial expression and body language) and a child?s secure attachment. 

 

Families who have at least one deaf children between the ages of 8 and 12 and at least one hearing parent are eligible to participate. 

 

Program participants will be given the opportunity to have receive a $60 gift card or to have a donation made to a deafness-related charity of your choice(please remember ASDC) and the child will receive a $10 gift card. 

 

For more information, contact Roger Williams at the University of South Carolina at (864) 230-4429 (voice) or (803) 807-2701 (video phone) or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

About American Society for Deaf Children

We believe deaf or hard-of-hearing children are entitled to full communication access in their home, school, and community. We also believe that language development, respect for the Deaf, and access to deaf and hard-of-hearing role models are important to assure optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Read More


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