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Qualitative study about the education of deaf children at the Montfort Schools for the Deaf in Malawi

Steentjes, K. (2008) Qualitative study about the education of deaf children at the Montfort Schools for the Deaf in Malawi.

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Abstract:This research gives an insight into the situation of deaf children in Malawi. The way of living with impairment like hearing impairments is different to a life without impairments in many ways. The problem of deafness is a special health problem compared to others when we look at the course of this disease. When a child with hearing problems is treated early enough it can develop like any healthy child. But even when this is not the case, the kind of treatment and support during the childhood of these children can make a big difference later in life. Based on adapted environmental influences the deaf child can build up an integrated, unlimited and successful life. The most important environmental influences for children come from the family and the educational institution. These two factors vary a lot between different countries and cultures. Especially in poor countries, like Malawi, people have a different way of living than the western world. It seems clear that dealing with a special health problem like deafness is also completely different
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58921
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