Culturally Sensitive Communication and Therapy Approaches With Culturally Deaf Children Understanding the issues related to the provision of communication therapy with sensitivity to Deaf culture is an important component for consideration when designing a comprehensive communication program for deaf students. (Note: The “d” is capitalized when referring to members of the cuturally Deaf community.) Knowing how to expand many ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2003
Culturally Sensitive Communication and Therapy Approaches With Culturally Deaf Children
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  • Bettie Waddy-Smith
    Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
  • Genie L. Chisholm
    Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
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Hearing Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2003
Culturally Sensitive Communication and Therapy Approaches With Culturally Deaf Children
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 2003, Vol. 9, 12-18. doi:10.1044/cds9.1.12
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 2003, Vol. 9, 12-18. doi:10.1044/cds9.1.12
Understanding the issues related to the provision of communication therapy with sensitivity to Deaf culture is an important component for consideration when designing a comprehensive communication program for deaf students. (Note: The “d” is capitalized when referring to members of the cuturally Deaf community.) Knowing how to expand many of the traditional approaches used in therapy to reflect an awareness and sensitivity to Deaf Culture may enhance and broaden treatment options for Deaf children and their families.
There are many issues to take into consideration when planning an appropriate auditory and speech habilitation program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Many of these considerations are similar for children who come from culturally Deaf families. There are a variety of considerations that should be kept in mind as assessments are completed, goals are established, and strategies are implemented.
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