Trajectories of the deaf: a retrospective study based on the deaf and their family members

  • Ivani Rodrigues Silva Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
  • Kate Mamhy Oliveira Kumada Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
  • Zelia Zilda Lourenço de Camargo Bittencourt Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Keywords: Family, Deaf education, Bilingualism, Narrative

Abstract

The article aims to analyze the narrative of deaf and family members of an assistance service for the deaf people, identifying more striking perceptions in their life trajectories. The qualitative approach research was carried out through semi-structured interviews with three hearing mothers and three deaf children, former members of a university service for the deaf offered in the inland cities of the state of São Paulo, since the 1970’s. The results showed that the aspects with the greatest impact for the participants return to the moment of diagnosis and forwarding to the referred specialized service; the challenges experienced in the school trajectory and the communication barriers still faced in the interaction with society.

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Published
2021-07-12
How to Cite
Silva, I. R., Kumada, K. M. O., & Bittencourt, Z. Z. L. de C. (2021). Trajectories of the deaf: a retrospective study based on the deaf and their family members. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 17(22), 85. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2021.v17n22p85