Siblings of children with hearing loss

Kathryn Crowe, Sharynne McLeod, Jacqueline Barr

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While much attention is given to many aspects of the development of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children, little has been given to their siblings. Siblings of children who are DHH develop within the context of the entire family and so they may be impacted by the needs of their DHH sibling and way their family and environment respond to a DHH child. While there is a tendency to view having a sibling with any kind of special needs (including being DHH) as a risk factor, it should not be assumed that the impact on the typically developing sibling is negative.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameRaising and educating deaf children: Foundations for policy, practice and outcomes
PublisherOxford University Press


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