Graduate project

A comparison of the communication problems found in the homes of deaf parents with deaf children and deaf parents with hearing children

The purpose of this study was to explore some of the social aspects of deaf parents during the time their deaf or hearing children are with them. The study attempted to gather data in several areas, but mainly in communication and its effects on their upbringing. Ten families of deaf parents and their deaf children were compared with ten other deaf families and their hearing children. All of these parents interviewed were within the Greater Los Angeles area. The writer is indebted to these families for their patience and willingness to cooperate in this research