Can the Emotion Recognition Ability of Deaf Children be Enhanced? A Pilot Study.

  title={Can the Emotion Recognition Ability of Deaf Children be Enhanced? A Pilot Study.},
  author={Murray J. Dyck and Esther Denver},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  volume={8 3},
We evaluated the effectiveness of an 11-lesson psychoeducational program designed to enhance the ability of deaf children to understand the emotional experience of themselves and other people. The "Funny Faces Program" was provided to 14 children, aged 9 to 13, with moderate to profound hearing impairments. All children were enrolled in an "oral" education program at a school for the deaf. Alternate forms of the Emotion Recognition Scales (Dyck, Ferguson, & Shochet, 2001) were administered at… CONTINUE READING

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