COMMUNICATION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING – THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS IN EDUCATION Cover Image

КОМУНИКАЦИЈА ГЛУВИХ И НАГЛУВИХ-МОГУЋНОСТИ И ОГРАНИЧЕЊА У ОБРАЗОВАЊУ
COMMUNICATION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING – THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS IN EDUCATION

Author(s): Ljubica Isaković, Tamara Kovačević
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: communication; sign language; written and spoken language; education

Summary/Abstract: Communication of the deaf and hard of hearing can be verbal (oral and written) and non-verbal (primarily involving sign language as well as the use of manual alphabet – dactylology, mime, and lip-reading). Deaf people find verbal communication extremely difficult as it depends on a great number of factors (knowledge of a language, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure). They also experience great difficulties in understanding written and spoken words, while they communicate with each other using sign language, as their first and primary language. Different forms of communication as well as problems which occur within it lead to social isolation, insecurity, and difficulties in learning the mother tongue as well as all other school subjects. When discussing the possibilities of educating deaf and hard of hearing children, we have to stress that there are different attitudes, primarily of the children’s parents, and, secondly, of defectology/surdology specialists, but also of teachers in regular schools. In underdeveloped countries in particular, deaf people mainly reach a level of education which is lower than their real potential and they have difficulties in adjusting to the education system of the population with no hearing impairment. Education in general, especially the education of deaf and hard of hearing persons, is also greatly influenced by the social context, application of new technologies and new, contemporary, living and working conditions.

  • Issue Year: XXXIX/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 1495-1514
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English