Socialization problems among hearing-impaired children at special primary school establishment

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Problems associated with socialization of children who are hearing impaired in both special primary education institutions and the family are analyzed in this article. Family and schools are important agents of socialization and child's socialization depends on success of their collaboration. The authors of the research offer socialization models which demonstrate different aspects of social problems of hearing impaired children. The article researches the issue of family and the educational institution influence on socialization of children with special needs. Note that hearing plays a very important role in the language learning process, but reading for hearing impaired children is a kind of "compensatory mechanism". Interrelation of Latvia's state institutions and NGOs with families and schools with children with special needs are researched within the article as well as identified and analyzed the LR legislation, relating to the mentioned social problems. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.




Brokane, L., & Zaiceva, I. (2011). Socialization problems among hearing-impaired children at special primary school establishment. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 12, pp. 362–370). Elsevier Ltd.

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