Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness /Un estudio sobre las decisiones que toman las familias hispanas después de un diagnostico de sordera

Author: Annie Steinberg, M.D., Lisa Bain, M.A., Yuelin Li, Ph.D., Louise Montoya, M.A., N.C.C., C.S.C., and Vivian Ruperto, B.A. The Children's Seashore House at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This paper, which is published as one book containing both an English and a Spanish version, is the result of a study that examined the decision-making process for Hispanic families living in the United States who have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Twenty-nine families in four different geographical areas share their experiences in learning about their child's disability, searching for appropriate interventions, and making choices regarding communication and education. The authors explore the impact of language, culture, minority status, and access to information and services on the decision-making process. 

This is a Sharing Results paper. The Sharing Results" series comprises occasional papers that describe the results of work undertaken by the Clerc Center.

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