Information | 29.11.2017 | By paul_simpson

Deaf children, the family and education – references and resources


Appleton, K. (2004) The National Deaf Children’s Society: the first 60 years. London: National Deaf Children’s Society

Beazley, S. and Moore, M. (1995) Deaf children, their families and professionals. London: David Fulton Publishers

Bishop, J. and Gregory, S. (1988) ‘Mothers and teachers looking at books with deaf children’ in Taylor I.G., (ed.) The Education of the Deaf – Current perspectives Vol l, Croom Helm, London

Densham, J. (1995) Deafness, children and the family. Aldershot, England: Arena: Ashgate publishing Department of Education and Science (1968) The education of deaf children: the possible place of finger spelling and signing. London, HMSO

Ewing, A.E. and Ewing E.C. (1971) Hearing-Impaired children under five: a guide for parents and teachers. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Fletcher, L. (1987) Language for Ben: A child’s right to sign. London: Condor Press, Human Horizons Series

Freeman, R.D., Carbin, C.F. and Boese, R.J. (1981) Can’t your child hear? London: Croom Helm Publishers

Gregory, S (1976) The deaf child and his family. London, George Allen and Unwin. Republished in 1995 as ‘Deaf children and their families’. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Gregory, S. (1986) ‘Advising families of young deaf children – implications and assumptions.’ In Harris J. (ed.) Child Psychology in Action – Linking Research and Practice, London, Croom Helm

Gregory, S. (1988) ‘‘Deaf infants and their mothers – the development of communication skills.’ in Taylor I.G.(ed.), The Education of the Deaf – Current Perspectives Vol l. Croom Helm, London

Gregory, S. (1991) ‘Challenging motherhood: mothers and their deaf children’, in Phoenix A. and Lloyd, E. (eds) Motherhood, Meaning, Practices and Ideology, London, Sage Publications

Gregory S. (1998) Deaf young people aspects of family and social life. in (eds) M. Marschark and D. Clark, Psychological perspectives on Deafness, volume 2, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum

Gregory, S. Bishop J. and Sheldon, L. (1995) Deaf young people and their families: achieving understanding. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Gregory S, Smith S. and Wells A. (1997) Language and identity in sign bilingual deaf children. Deafness and Education, the Journal of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, Vol. 21 No 3

Knight, P. and Swanwick, R. (1999) The care and education of a deaf child: a book for parents. Clevedon: Multilingual matters

Luterman, D (1987) Deafness in the family. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, A College-Hill Publication

McCormick, B. (1988) Screening for Hearing Impairment in Young Children. London, Croom Helm Nolan, M. and Tucker, I.G. (1981, 1988) The hearing-impaired child and the family. London: Souvenir Press, Human Horizons Series

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (2001) Effective early intervention for deaf children 0-5 and their families. London: Royal National Institute for Deaf People Solomon, A. (2013) Far from the tree: A dozen kinds of love. London: Chatto and Windus

Young, A. Griggs, M. and Sutherland, H. (2000) Deaf child and family intervention services using deaf adult role models: a national survey of development, practice and progress. London: The Royal National Institute for Deaf People

See also the personal accounts (3-6) in the ‘Cochlear implant’ section of this website

Past information leaflets, designed for parents and available from NDCS

Note: this is not an exhaustive list but gives some idea of the range of topics covered

  • 1954 (reissued in 1961 and 1969) Lady Ewing and Sir Alexander Ewing: Your child’s hearing
  • 1968 Ian Robin: The medical aspect of deafness in children
  • 1969 Gordon Smith: Points for speakers about deaf children
  • 1972K. Williams: You CAN help your deaf baby
  • 1981
  • Kim McArthur, Ivan Tucker, Michael Nolan and Christine Fulbeck: Some of the problems encountered by parents of hearing-impaired children.
  • Kim McArthur, Ivan Tucker, Michael Nolan and Christine Fulbeck: Child Development
  • Kim McArthur, Ivan Tucker, Michael Nolan and Christine Fulbeck: You and your hearing impaired child
  • 1982 Winifred Tumin: A pre-school service for deaf children and their parents
  • 1987 National Deaf Children’s Society: The medical aspects of childhood deafness
  • 1988
  • Peter Butler: Special Education 1992
  • National Deaf Children’s Society: Deaf children, the Children Act and Care in the Community
  • Not dated D.M.C. Dale: Suggestions to parents of deaf children
  • National Deaf Children’s Society: The screening of hearing-impaired children
  • National Deaf Children’s Society: Is your child deaf?
  • National Deaf Children’s Society: Help for parents of deaf children
  • National Deaf Children’s Society: What do you know about deaf children
  • Jacqueline Young: A guide to the education of the hearing-impaired child