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Matthijs, Liesbeth; Hardonk, Stefan; Sermijn, Jasmina; Van Puyvelde, Martine; Leigh, Greg; Van Herreweghe, Mieke; Loots, Gerrit – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
Traditional research examining the communicational choices made by families with deaf children tends to emanate from the premise that families engage with either of the two grand discourses on deafness (i.e., the medical or cultural-linguistic perspective). This study investigated hearing mother's engagement with the educational options for their…
Descriptors: Deafness, Mothers, Educational Methods, Parent Attitudes
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Matthijs, Liesbeth; Loots, Gerrit; Mouvet, Kimberley; Van Herreweghe, Mieke; Hardonk, Stefan; Van Hove, Geert; Van Puyvelde, Martine; Leigh, Greg – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
The first information parents receive after referral through Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) has significant consequences for later care-related decisions they take and thus for the future of the child with a hearing loss. In this study, 11 interviews were conducted with a representative sample of Flemish service providers to discover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Access to Information, Hearing Impairments
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Hardonk, Stefan; Desnerck, Greetje; Loots, Gerrit; Van Hove, Geert; Van Kerschaver, Erwin; Sigurjonsdottir, Hanna Bjorg; Vanroelen, Christophe; Louckx, Fred – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2011
The objective of this study is to examine the early care trajectories of congenitally deaf children from a parental perspective, starting with universal neonatal hearing screenings. The analysis using a three-dimensional care trajectory concept is aimed at developing a basic typology of postscreening care trajectories. Children with…
Descriptors: Deafness, Screening Tests, Identification, Foreign Countries
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Gheysen, Freja; Loots, Gerrit; Van Waelvelde, Hilde – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a cochlear implant (CI) on the motor development of deaf children. The study involved 36 mainstreamed deaf children (15 boys, 21 girls; 4- to 12-years old) without any developmental problems. Of these children, 20 had been implanted. Forty-three hearing children constituted a comparison…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Motor Development, Children, Deafness
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Loots, Gerrit; Devise, Isabel; Jacquet, Wolfgang – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
This article presents a study that examined the impact of visual communication on the quality of the early interaction between deaf and hearing mothers and fathers and their deaf children aged between 18 and 24 months. Three communication mode groups of parent?deaf child dyads that differed by the use of signing and visual?tactile communication…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Parent Child Relationship, Deafness, Total Communication
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Loots, Gerrit; Devise, Isabel – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study involving 17 Belgian children with hearing impairments and 33 parents, 10 with deafness, found that parents with deafness differed significantly from hearing parents in the use of a visual communication style adapted to the developmental communication needs and abilities related to the 18- to 24-month age period. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries