Interacting With Infants With a Hearing Loss What Can We Learn From Mothers Who Are Deaf

@inproceedings{Spencer1992InteractingWI,
  title={Interacting With Infants With a Hearing Loss What Can We Learn From Mothers Who Are Deaf},
  author={Patricia Elizabeth Spencer and Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Mary Gutfreund},
  year={1992}
}
Interactions between mothers who are hearing and infants or children with hearing loss, unlike the interactions of deaf mothers and infants with hearing loss, have been characterized as lacking mutual contingency and maternal responsiveness. In this study, we compared mothers' reactions to infant object-gazes in dyads in which both the mother and the infant are deaf, both are hearing, or the mother is hearing and the infant has hearing loss. Deaf mothers were highly responsive to infants but… CONTINUE READING

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