University of Edinburgh
 

Deaf Children: social and emotional support

Books

Bailey, Gail
Emotional well-being for children with special educational needs and disabilities
Sage, 2012
ISBN 9781446201602
A practical guide to strategies practitioners can use to prevent or minimise the risk of longer term mental health issues and social exclusion. Covers a range of disabilities including visual impairment and deafness.

Brown, Martin ... [et al]
Think right/feel good: a short course for promoting well-being in deaf young people
Guide Dogs & NDCS, [2012]
A programme of workshops to promote emotional well-being and good social skills in deaf young people based on the programme devised by Guide Dogs (RN 5704) for children with vision problems.

Morgan-Jones, Ruth A
Hearing differently: the impact of hearing impairment on family life
Whurr, 2001
ISBN 1861561776
Looks at relationships between hearing and deaf people, between partners, within families and in wider society. Includes data from 150 in-depth interviews with deaf people.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Healthy minds: a programme for exploring good emotional health and well-being with deaf young people
NDCS, 2011
ISBN 9781907814365
Programme of 6 sessions aimed to develop and promote positive mental health for children and young people who are deaf.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
What are you feeling? a guide to developing emotional vocabulary for children who are deaf and may have learning difficulties
NDCS, 2012
ISBN 9781907814679
Teaching resource for deaf children with learning difficulties which provides emotional vocabulary. Worksheets provide graphic and signed explanations for the words (Widgit Symbols).
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/additional_and_complex_needs/index.html#contentblock5

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Bullying and deaf children: a guide for schools
NDCS, 2006
A basic booklet on how to identify, handle and prevent bullying of deaf children.

Postance, Julie
Breaking the sound barriers: 9 deaf success stories
Deaf Children Australia, 2009
ISBN 9780980595307
Real life stories told by parents of deaf children and by deaf people on how they have achieved success. Stories come from a variety of situations and ideologies.

Reed, Helen
PATHS: the way towards personal and social empowerment for deaf children: a report on the NDCS Deaf Children in Mind project: personal and social initiative
NDCS, 1999
ISBN 0904691489
A three year initiative designed to empower deaf children with new personal and social skills and developed a school-based curriculum focusing on the emotional development of children.

Reed, Helen
What are you feeling? a guide to teaching emotional literacy in the classroom
NDCS, 2001
ISBN 0904691578
Teaching resource for younger children which provides emotional vocabulary for deaf children. Worksheets provide graphic and signed explanations for the words.
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/

Schamroth, Karin & Lawlor, Emma
SmiLE therapy: functional communication and social skills for deaf students and students with special needs
Speechmark, 2015
ISBN 9781909301559
This programme was designed to help deaf children to cope with the realities of communication in the real world away from the protective environments of home and school.

Sheridan, Martha
Inner lives of deaf children: interviews and analysis
Gallaudet, 2001
ISBN 1563681021
Interviews with deaf children aged between 7-10 on their social and personal lives and what it means to them to be deaf.

Articles

Batten, Georgina; Oakes, Peter M; Alexander, Tim
Factors associated with social interactions between deaf children and their hearing peers: a systematic literature review
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
July 2014, Vol 19 (3), p285-302
Review of the literature relating to social interactions between deaf children and hearing children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Bellin, Wynford & Stephens, Dafydd
Value systems of deaf and hearing adolescents
Deafness and Education International
2002, Vol 4 (3), p142-147
A study of deaf adolescents to compare their values with those of hearing peers and to determine the level of marginalisation of deaf people within society.

Cambra, Cristina
Feelings and emotions in deaf adolescents
Deafness and Education International
2005, Vol 7 (4), p195-205
A study of deaf and hearing teenagers to compare their emotional lives.

Dammeyer, Jesper
Psychosocial development in a Danish population of children with cochlear implants and deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2010, Vol 15 (1), p50-58
A study of deaf and hearing children to determine what factors are involved in the development of social and emotional difficulties
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Hoffman, Michael F; Quittner, Alexandra L; Cejas, Ivette
Comparisons of social competence in young children with and without hearing loss: a dynamic systems framework
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Apr 2015, Vol 20 (2), p115-124
A study of deaf young children comparing social development with their hearing peers. Supports the need for early intervention with this group.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Martin, Daniela; Bat-Chava, Yael; Lalwani, Anil; Waltzman, Susan B
Peer relationships of deaf children with cochlear implants: predictors of peer entry and peer interaction success
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2011, Vol 16 (1), p108-120
This study investigated factors that affect the development of positive peer relationships among deaf children with cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Most, Tova
Speech intelligibility, loneliness and sense of coherence among deaf and hard-of-hearing children in individual inclusion and group inclusion
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p495-503
Looks at how speech performance can affect the social wellbeing of deaf children in mainstream settings.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Most, Tova; Ingber, Sara; Heled-Ariam, Einat
Social competence, sense of loneliness, and speech intelligibility of young children with hearing loss in individual inclusion and group inclusion
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2012, Vol 17 (2), p259-272
A study of the social skills of preschool children with hearing loss.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Paatsch, Louise E & Toe, Dianne M
Comparison of pragmatic abilities of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their hearing peers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
January 2014, Vol 19 (1), p1-19
Pragmatic skills allow people to adjust their communication style according to the situation and are essential for good social skills. This study compares this skill in deaf and in hearing children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Peterson, Candida C
Empathy and theory of mind in deaf and hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Apr 2016, Vol 21 (2), p141-147
Deaf children's understanding of theory of mind and empathetic traits were assessed and compared.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Pinquart, Martin & Pfeiffer, Jens P
Bullying in students with and without hearing loss
Deafness and Education International
Jun 2015, Vol 17 (2), p101–110
A study of bullying amongst young people in German schools for deaf children and amongst hearing peers in regular schools.

Raver, Sharon A ... [et al]
Using a child-specific social story to improve communication and social skills in two preschoolers with cochlear implants: an exploratory classroom case study
Deafness and Education International
June 2013, Vol 15 (2), p117-125
Use of a personalised story to encourage two young children with cochlear implants to communicate socially during unstructured play sessions.

Richels, Corrin ... [et al]
Teaching emotion words using social stories and created experiences in group instruction with preschoolers who are deaf or hard of hearing: an exploratory study
Deafness and Education International
Mar 2014, Vol 16 (1), p37-58, Deaf children in an early years setting were introduced, using storytelling, to vocabulary relating to emotions.

Silvestre, Nuria; Ramspott, Anna; Pareto, Irenka D
Conversational skills in a semistructured interview and self-concept in deaf students
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2007, Vol 12 (1), p38-54
A study of the importance of the spoken conversational skills of deaf students as part of their social and personal development.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

van Gent, Tiejo ... [et al]
Self-concept and ego development in deaf adolescents: a comparative study
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Summer 2012, Vol 17 (3), p333-351
A study of deaf adolescents to assess their levels of self-concept and ego development. Results are discussed in reference to interventions aimed at the well-being of deaf young people.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Efron, Clara
Initiations of social interactions by young hearing impaired preschoolers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2005, Vol 10 (2), p161-170
A restricted study of preschool children with a hearing impairment and their social skills.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Wiefferink, Carin H ... [et al]
Emotion understanding in deaf children with a cochlear implant
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
April 2013, Vol 18 (2), p175-186
A comparative study of young children with cochlear implants with those who have no hearing loss to measure their emotional recognition and understanding.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Wolters, Nina; Knoors, Harry; Cillessen, Antonius H N; Verhoeven, Ludo
Impact of peer and teacher relations on deaf early adolescents' well-being: comparisons before and after a major school transition
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2012, Vol 17 (4), p463-482
A study of the well-being of deaf children during the transition from primary to secondary schools. Gender of the pupils is considered.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Xie, Yu-Han; Potmesil, Milon; Peters, Brenda
Children who are deaf or hard of hearing in inclusive educational settings: a literature review on interactions with peers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Oct 2014, Vol 19 (4), p423-437
Describes how deaf children interact with hearing peers in inclusive settings, illustrate the difficulties and challenges and identifies effective interventions.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ziv, Margalit; Most, Tova; Cohen, Shirit
Understanding of emotions and false beliefs among hearing children versus deaf children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
April 2013, Vol 18 (2), p161-174
Three groups of children (aged 5-7) were tested to find out their understanding of emotional cues; one hearing group, one oral group and one signing group.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/