Toward a social relational model of Deaf childhood

Autor/a: SNODDON, Kristin
Año: 2014
Editorial: Disability & Society, Vol. 29, nº 4 (2014)
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje


This paper advances a social relational model of Deaf childhood as a guiding framework for working with Deaf children in a present-day universal neonatal hearing screening and early intervention context. The authors discuss how Deaf children are contextualized in a medical model discourse, in a social model of Deaf childhood, and in a Deaf culture discourse. A social relational model is then discussed in with reference to a capability approach and to findings from the first author’s study of parents and young children participating in an American Sign Language shared reading program in Ontario, Canada.