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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

Print version ISSN 0102-3772On-line version ISSN 1806-3446


BOAS, Ana Carolina Villares Barral Villas; RODRIGUES, Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim  and  YAMADA, Midori Otake. Enhancing interaction between mother and child following cochlear implantation: a case study. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2006, vol.22, n.3, pp.259-268. ISSN 0102-3772.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention made with the mother of a child following cochlear implantation through the evaluation of behavior changes identified after the program. Participants of the study were one mother and her deaf and cochlear implanted child, videorecorded during four observation sessions: in a playing and a daily situation, before and after the intervention. The intervention occurred in two meetings and involved practical orientations and the use of the videofeedback to help the mother analyse herself interacting with the child. Results showed that mother's speeches increased in two categories: giving information and making requests; as well as in the child's spontaneous speeches and making requests, when pre and pos-tests were compared in both situations. The study shows the importance of interventions which favour mother-child relations for the enhancement of a deaf and cochlear implanted child communicative skills.

Keywords : mother-child relations; cochlear implantation; intervention.

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