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BOMFIM, Rute Oliveira do and SOUZA, Ana Paula Ramos de. Deafness, mediation and language in the school. Psicol. USP [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.2, pp. 417-437. ISSN 0103-6564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642010000200010.
This study examines how the principles of mediation, based in the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE), by Reuven Feuerstein, and the Language Acquisition in an interactionist approach, may interfere with the educational and/or therapeutic practices in deafness, considering the language with focus of learning/acquisition. The research context was four deaf children and their two teachers, also including a deaf speaker of LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language) and another listener responsible for the Portuguese. The objective was to examine how frequently were the principles of mediation and purchase before and after an intervention training with the teachers. It was also investigated the consequences in the language of children in both languages and in familiar context. The results shown significant consequences in the communication of children, followed by mothers in the family and changes in the mediation process of teachers in the classroom. Among the most frequently found one of the intent-reciprocity, search for meaning, transcendence and mediation of a feeling of competence. Children have become more active, both in the classroom and in the family.
Keywords : Mediation; Learning; Language; Interaction; Deafness.