Singing and the Child Who Is Deaf: Focusing on the Individual
This chapter details aspects of the development of singing in children with hearing loss. Two longitudinal case studies resulting from a qualitative research perspective demonstrate different contexts in which singing emerges in deaf children and support the authors’ position that the singing of deaf children is not a uniform behavior but variable in nature. Evidence is provided of very musical behaviors of humans with profound hearing loss – thus challenging the nature of “ability” as well as the notion of “normalcy”. These singing behaviors were developmentally dynamic and significantly impacted by advanced assistive hearing technology. Some deaf children are singers with potential.
The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume I: Development
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Yennari, Maria; Schraer-Joiner, Lyn E.; and Toole, Georgiann, "Singing and the Child Who Is Deaf: Focusing on the Individual" (2020). Kean Publications. 1255.