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Childhood to Adult Life. A longitudinal study about psycho-social aspects of living with a hearing disability
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. (ICU CHILD)
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. (ICU CHILD)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8690-3002
2012 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim in the current study is to describe, analyze and understand psycho-social aspects of living with an innate hearing impairment. In the study, issues come around near relationships and the feeling of group property and identity and participation in social environments. Issues around the communication’s importance become also a central part. The existing study is one longitudinally study where materials earlier been collected in 1994 and 1996 with all hearing-impaired children that went in hearing impairment class. The study was a child study with empirical materials only from children/young people. The children went in hearing impairment class when the study started integrated on a school where it also went hearing children. The special-need school’s students were moved the autumn 1994 to the special-need school. The students became then placed in one sign language school environment and got deaf schoolmates instead for hearing. They changed therefore from hearing schoolmates to deaf. The current children are today young adult in the age 24 - 30 years old, both women and men. They have implemented or their started establishment in the society like adults and twenty depth interviews were conducted with them in the fall of 2011

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keyword [en]
longitudinal study, hard-of-hearing, school, sign language
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16318OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-16318DiVA: diva2:572824
Conference
Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development 2012; Action and Impact 8-12 july 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2012-11-29 Created: 2012-11-29 Last updated: 2017-02-08Bibliographically approved

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