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Bibliography - Enabling Young Deaf People to become Confident Individuals: Promoting Resilience
Austen, Sally & Crocker, Susan
Deafness in mind: working psychologically with deaf people across the lifespan
Presents the varying approaches to deaf mental health including preventative methods.
Austen, Sally & Jeffery, Dave
Deafness and challenging behaviour: the 360? perspective
John Wiley, 2007
ISBN: 9780470025482 0470025484
Multi-disciplinary professionals with specialist knowledge of working with deaf people explore aspects of mild to severe challenging behaviour. Special emphasis is placed on the needs of deaf sign language users.
Beazley, Sarah & Moore, Michele
Deaf children, their families and professionals: dismantling barriers
David Fulton, 1995
Explores the social model of disability as it affects the families of deaf children and the barriers they face in everyday life.
Counselling: the deaf challenge
Jessica Kingsley, 1994
Recommended for readers with some prior knowledge of counselling techniques and deaf issues, interested in furthering the access of deaf people to a form of counselling that encourages self-exploration and self-acceptance.
Deaf transitions: images and origins of deaf families, deaf communities and deaf identities
Jessica Kingsley, 1996
Denmark, John C
Deafness and mental health
Jessica Kingsley, 1994
The author is a leading psychiatrist working with deaf people. This book contains illustrative examples and could be of particular use in helping to understand the nature of deafness and to recognise mental problems.
Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Informed choice, families and deaf children: professional handbook
A handbook for professionals to provide an 'Informed Choice' approach for families who have very young children who are deaf. ESPP11
Glickman, Neil S & Harvey, Michael A
Culturally affirmative psychotherapy with deaf persons
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
Uses the cultural model of deafness to present an approach to counselling deaf people based on best practices used with treatment of people from minority cultures.
Deaf children and their families
Cambridge U P, 1995
Gregory, Susan; Bishop, Juliet; Sheldon, Lesley
Deaf young people and their families: developing understanding
Cambridge U P, 1995
A follow up to "Deaf children and their families". It provides insight into the deaf young person's perspective on life as they progress into adolescence and adulthood.
Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS)
Cool heads: stress central
Advice for teenagers on coping with stress and problems.
Hindley, Peter & Kitson, Nick
Mental health and deafness
Laurenzi, Carlo (Ed)
Keep deaf children in mind: current issues in mental health
Based on proceedings from a conference on mental health issues for deaf children.
Laurenzi, Carlo & Ridgeway, Sharon
Progress through equality: new perspectives in the field of mental health and deafness
BSMHD Publications, 1996
Meadow-Orlans, Kathryn P; Spencer, Patricia Elizabeth; Koester, Lynne
World of deaf infants: a longitudinal study
Oxford University Press, 2004
Reports on a 15 year study of families with deaf and hearing young children of deaf or hearing parents. Explores the parenting of children with special needs and the interaction between parent and infant.
Morgan-Jones, Ruth A
Hearing differently: the impact of hearing impairment on family life
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)
"Has anyone thought to include me?" Fathers' perceptions of having a deaf child and the services that support them
NDCS consulted with fathers of deaf children to find out how they are involved in their children's lives.
National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Parenting a deaf child: parenting tips
Parents share practical advice on various issues about bringing up a deaf child.
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
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.
Spencer, Patricia E; Erting, Carol J; Marschark, Marc
Deaf child in the family and at school: essays in honor of Kathryn P Meadow-Orlans
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000
ISBN: 0805832211 0805832203
Stephens, Dafydd & Jones, Lesley (eds)
Effects of genetic hearing impairment in the family
John Wiley, 2006
ISBN: 9780470029640 0470029641
Looks at deafness as an inherited condition and how deafness affects the individuals and families involved.
Young, Alys; Griggs, Mary; Sutherland, Hilary
Deaf child and family intervention services using deaf adult role models: a national survey of development, practice and progress
Research into employing deaf adults as positive role models for projects involved in providing services to deaf children and their families.
National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Communication matters: views from deaf children, young people and their families
Asian children, young people and their families reflect upon the impact of deafness and offer ideas and strategies to help deaf children. A useful resource for teachers of deaf children to support discussion on developing communication and promoting confidence.
Issues in deafness: Video three: Deafness and mental health; Video four: Signs of change: politics and the Deaf community (1 video tape)
Open University Press, 1991
Open Unversity course: D251: Issues in Deafness Accompanied by a Video Handbook (for both video tapes)
Scottish Council on Deafness
Counselling ... : a resource
Scottish Council on Deafness, 2007
DVD for PC.
Snap-shot of deafness and mental health
Deaf Worlds 2006, Vol 22 (2), pS85-S90
Key questions arising from the diagnosis and treatment of Deaf sign language users with mental health problems.
Brown, P Margaret & Remine, Maria D
Flexibility of programme delivery in providing effective family-centred intervention for remote families
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (4), p213-225
Study of professionals and families involved in family-centred support and how the quality and equity of service is affected by this approach.
Brown, P Margaret; Bakar, Zaharah Abu; Rickards, Field W; Griffin,
Family functioning, early intervention support, and spoken language and placement outcomes for children with profound hearing loss
Deafness and Education International 2006, Vol 8 (4), p207-226
Looks at how the family copes with having a deaf child and how they see the transition from early years support into primary education. Looks at language outcomes and placement decisions.
Challenging behaviour: wouldn't you?
Talking Sense Spring 2008, Vol 54 (1), p24-33
Practical approaches to challenging behaviour in deafblind people.
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.
de Bruin, Ed & Brugmans, Petra
Psychotherapist and the sign language interpreter
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2006, Vol 11 (3), p360-368
A Dutch study into the use of interpreters in mental health settings.
Eleweke, C Jonah ... [et al]
Information about support services for families of young children with hearing loss: a review of some useful outcomes and challenges
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (4), p190-212
A paper on the information about support services given to parents of children who are deaf.
Evans, Judith F
Conversation at home: a case study of a young deaf child's communication experiences in a family in which all others can hear
American Annals of the Deaf 1995, Vol 140 (4), p324-332
The case study involves a 7 year old deaf girl from a family of 8 children. All the other family members can hear. The author observed the communication methods that the family employed over a six-month period.
Guest, Claire M; Collis, Glyn M; McNicholas, June
Hearing dogs: a longitudinal study of social and psychological effects on deaf and hard-of-hearing recipients
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p252-261
A study of deaf people's improvement of social and psychological wellbeing after receiving an assistance dog.
Ethical reasoning and mental health services with deaf clients
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2005, Vol 10 (2), p171-192
Explores some ethical dilemmas faced by mental health practitioners when dealing with clients who are deaf.
Parental resources, parental stress and socioemotional development of deaf and hard of hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2006, Vol 11 (4), p493-513
A study of the links between the stress experienced by parents and the emotional and social problems of their deaf children.
Sense of coherence: a relevant resource in the coping process of mothers of deaf and hard-of-hearing children?
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2004, Vol 9 (1), p15-26
Looks at the general well-being of the mothers of children with hearing impairment.
Kent, Sarah A & Knight, Eve S
Predicting mental health in deaf children: a review of attachment and culture
Deaf Worlds 2007, Vol 23 (2&3), p118-134
A literature review on the effect of early attachment, communication and deaf culture have on the development of mental problems.
Leigh, Irene W; Maxwell-McCaw, Deborah; Bat-Chava, Yael; Christiansen,
Correlates of psychosocial adjustment in deaf adolescents with and without cochlear implants: a preliminary investigation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2009, Vol 14 (2), p244-259
Looks at the social functioning of young deaf people who have cochlear implants and those without. In particular examines communication choices as a factor.
McQuillan, Lucy & Atherton, Martin
Sibling relationships in a mixed deaf/hearing family
Deaf Worlds 2006, Vol 22 (3), pS71-S85
The experience of one hearing sibling's relationship with her deaf sister and how that impacted on her childhood.
Munro, L; Knox, M; Lowe,R
Exploring the potential of constructionist therapy: Deaf clients, hearing therapists and a reflecting team
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p307-323
Techniques for hearing psychotherapists who work with deaf clients.
Remmel, Ethan & Peters, Kimberly
Theory of mind and language in children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2009, Vol 14 (2), p218-236
Research into the theory of mind of children with cochlear implants where they are able to distinguish between their own beliefs and knowledge and what other people believe or think.
Titus, Janet C; Schiller, James A; Guthmann, Debra
Characteristics of youths with hearing loss admitted to substance abuse treatment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p336-350
Profiles deaf young people admitted to substance abuse treatment centres.
Wallis, Delia; Musselman, Carol; MacKay, Sherri
Hearing mothers and their deaf children: the relationship between early, ongoing mode match and subsequent mental health functioning in adolescence
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2004, Vol 9 (1), p2-14
Explores the impact of communication choices on the mental health of deaf adolescents.
Growing happy children
NDCS Magazine Autumn 2008, No 10, p10-11
An educational psychologist explains how to help your deaf child to grow up be happy and successful.
Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Michael, Rinat
Mothers' stress and expectations as a function of time since child's cochlear implantation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2007, Vol 12 (1), p55-64
A study of how families cope with the expectations and stresses relating to their child's cochlear implantation.
Young, Alys; Green, Lorraine; Rogers, Katherine
Resilience and deaf childen: a literature review
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (1), p40-55
Reviews the literature on the mechanisms people have to cope with stress or trauma and relates this to deaf children.