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Bibliography - Psychosocial issues and deaf teenagers


Heiling, Kerstin
Development of deaf children: academic achievement levels and social processes
Signum, 1995
ISBN: 3927731588
Series: International studies on sign language and communication of the deaf; Volume 30

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)
Bullying and deaf children: a guide for schools
NDCS, 2006
A basic booklet on how to identify, handle and prevent bullying of deaf children.

Safe: Personal safety skills for deaf children
NSPCC, 2009
ISBN: 9781842280928
Pack consists of Practice Guide and DVD-ROM (PC only). Intended to support the curriculum with children aged 7 years and older. DVD contains clips of BSL with voiceover and subtitles.

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.

  • 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.



    Akamatsu, C Tane; Mayer, Connie; Farrelly, Shona
    Investigation of two-way text messaging use with deaf students at the secondary level
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2006, Vol 11 (1), p120-131
    Researchers note the rise in use of mobile phones and Short Message Services (SMS) with teenage deaf students. A study investigates the use of these texting services amongst deaf and hearing peers in the development of social skills.

  • Bain, Lisa; Scott, Sam; Steinberg, Annie G
    Socialisation experiences and coping strategies of adults raised using spoken language
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2004, Vol 9 (1), p120-128
    A survey of deaf adults who were brought up using oral communication and the impact on their social skills.

  • 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.

    Brunnberg, Elinor; Boström, Margareta Lindén; Berglund, Mats
    Self-rated mental health, school adjustment, and substance use in hard-of-hearing adolescents
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p324-335
    Study of mental health and substance abuse among young people who are hard of hearing in Sweden.

  • 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

  • Geers, Ann & Moog, Jean
    Factor predictive of the development of literacy in profoundly hearing-impaired adolescents
    Volta Review 1989, Vol 91, p69-86
    A study of 100 deaf teenagers enrolled at oral or mainstream schools evaluating their reading, writing, spoken and signed language, speech perception and production and cognition.

    Gravenstede, L
    Phonological awareness and decoding skills in deaf adolescents
    Deafness and Education International 2009, Vol 11 (4), p171-190
    Deaf young people were tested to assess their level of awareness of sound structure in language. Compares their phonological awareness scores with their literacy levels.

    Head, Janet; Long, Margot Cusack; Stern, Virginia
    Speaking and listening behaviors of hearing-impaired adolescents
    Volta Review 1991, Vol 93 (5), p23-40
    Looks at how the teenage years can affect the way deaf children look at their speaking & listening eg improving or maintaining oral skills or abandoning in favour of sign language.

    Hintermair, Manfred
    Self-esteem and satisfaction with life of deaf and hard of hearing people: a resource-oriented approach to identity work
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2008, Vol 13 (2), p278-300
    A questionnaire study of concentrating on the self-esteem of deaf people.

  • Leigh, Irene W; Maxwell-McCaw, Deborah; Bat-Chava, Yael; Christiansen, John B
    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.

  • Lukomski, Jennifer
    Deaf college students' perceptions of their socio-emotional adjustment
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p486-494
    Comparison of deaf and hearing students' self-assessment of their social and emotional wellbeing during transition from school to college.

  • MacSweeney, Mairead; Campbell, Ruth; Donlan, Chris
    Varieties of short-term memory coding in deaf teenagers
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 1996, Vol 1 (4), p249-262
    Explores the codes and strategies used by deaf people in recalling lists of pictures in order to gain a clearer picture of the qualitative aspects of immediate memory in this group.

  • McKinnon, Cathy Chovaz; Moran, Greg; Pederson, David 
    Attachment representations of Deaf adults
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2004, Vol 9 (4), p366-386
    A study of deaf adults' perceptions of their childhood relationships with, and attachment to their parents and other carers.

  • 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.

  • Most, Tova & Aviner, Chen
    Auditory, visual, and auditory–visual perception of emotions by individuals with cochlear implants, hearing aids, and normal hearing
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2009, Vol 14 (4), p449-464
    Looks at how a cochlear implant can benefit children in terms of emotional perception (ability to identify happiness, anger, surprise, sadness, fear etc.)

  • Most, Tova; Wiesel, Amatzia; Blitzer, Tamar
    Identity and attitudes towards cochlear implant among deaf and hard of hearing adolescents
    Deafness and Education International 2007, Vol 9 (2), p68-82
    Authors surveyed teenagers with cochlear implants to discover how they thought of their 'identity', that is, deaf, hearing, bicultural, marginal.

    Punch, Renée & Hyde, Merv B
    Social participation and career decision-making of hard-of-hearing adolescents in regular classes
    Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (3), p122-138
    Looks at the social experiences of teenagers who use oral/aural methods of communication compared with hearing peers in mainstream education settings.

    Punch, Renée; Creed, Peter A; Hyde, Merv B
    Career barriers perceived by hard-of-hearing adolescents: implications for practice from a mixed-methods study
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p224-237
    Looks at the perception of deaf students in mainstream schools of their career prospects and barriers to gaining employment.

  • Punch, Renée; Creed, Peter A; Hyde, Merv B
    Predicting career development in hard-of-hearing adolescents in Australia
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2005, Vol 10 (2), p146-160
    A study of a group of hearing impaired students in mainstream compared with a matched group of hearing students looking at their attitudes to and knowledge of careers.

    Reed, Susanne; Antia, Shirin D; Kreimeyer, Kathryn H
    Academic status of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in public schools: student, home, and service facilitators and detractors
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2008, Vol 13 (4), p485-502
    A study of the factors that affect deaf children in mainstream education that can help them or hinder them in their academic successes.

  • Remine, Maria D; Brown, P. Margaret; Care, Esther; Rickards, Field
    Relationship between spoken language ability and intelligence test performance of deaf children and adolescents
    Deafness and Education International 2007, Vol 9 (3), p147-164
    Looks at the problems in assessing IQ in children with varying spoken language skills using Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children (WISC).

    Sari, Hakan
    Analysis of the relationship between identity patterns of Turkish deaf adolescents and the communication modes used in special residential schools for the hearing impaired and deaf
    Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (4), p206-222
    Deaf adolescents in Turkish residential schools were questioned on their identity/culture choices.

    Silvestre, Núria; 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.

  • Wauters, Loes N & Knoors, Harry
    Social integration of deaf children in inclusive settings
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2008, Vol 13 (1), p21-36
    Survey of primary aged deaf children in The Netherlands into social integration at school.

  • Weisel, Amatzia & Cinamon, Rachel Gali
    Hearing, deaf and hard of hearing Israeli adolescents' evaluations of deaf men and deaf women's occupational competence
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2005, Vol 10 (4), p376-389
    Looks at the perceptions teenagers have of deaf people's career possibilities.

  • Wheeler, Alexandra ... [et al]
    Cochlear implants: the young people's perspective
    Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2007, Vol 12 (3), p303-316
    A survey of the first cohort of young people to have grown up using cochlear implants along with more recent implantees, aged 13-17.  Respondents were asked about their attitudes to the device, to education, communication and deaf identity.