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Despite numerous studies into the online activities of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) users, there has been limited research into their experiences on social networking sites (SNSs), a domain where psychology and computer science intersects. The purpose of this study is to illustrate how one can enhance universal access for D/HH users on the example of(More)
OBJECTIVES Many studies demonstrate the precariousness of hearing-impaired children's socio-emotional development and bring home the necessity of early and reliable diagnosis. The German version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-D) is a fairly new screening procedure examined here with a view to its usefulness in diagnosing(More)
This study examined the importance of reported sense of coherence (Antonovsky, 1987) in mothers of children with hearing impairment. Sense of coherence was explored as a factor in relation to the experience of stress and subjective life satisfaction and in the context of other relevant variables in coping (e.g., social support, additional handicaps of the(More)
Social-emotional competences are an important developmental domain for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children and early diagnosis of problems is needed to ensure that DHH children receive appropriate support in this domain. In order to explore the usefulness of an instrument, which was recently developed for very young children, two studies in DHH infants(More)
Social-Emotional Competence in Young Children with Hearing, Visual or Intellectual Impairments - an Explorative Study with the ITSEA Early emotional and social competence is considered as an important requirement for social participation in family and child care settings. We report on a study exploring the usefulness of the competence scales as a part of(More)
Social networking sites (SNSs) have become extremely popular among deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) people. As these users can have particular communication needs when compared with other users, it is important to know their characteristics like language skills, ways of communicating and using SNSs, as well as technology use skills that may affect their(More)