How successful Deaf teenagers experience and cope with isolation

Autor/a: CHARLSON, Elizabeth; STRONG, Michael; GOLD, Ruby
Año: 1992
Editorial: American Annals of the Deaf, Vol. 137, nº 3 (1992) pp. 261-270
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos, Educación » Familia y Atención temprana


This study examined isolation among a group of deaf high school students who were nominated as "outstandingly successful" by their schools in a stratified random sampling from across the United States. From the data contained in 23 case studies, we determined that most of the students, whether from mainstream or residential programs, experienced some degree of isolation from peers or family or both. Nevertheless, most of the students had developed, or had at their disposal, positive strategies for coping with their isolation. These strategies are discussed and implications are drawn for teachers and parents.