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Deaf Studies and Education Survey

Cochlear implants have changed the way that society has looked at hearing and the Deaf community. The medical model of disability, which subscribes to the idea that members in its society must conform to a standard level of physical and cognitive uniformity, currently dominates the way that society critically looks at disability within the Deaf community. Intense debate has caused discord between the hearing world and the disability community on the uses and conceptions of cochlear implants. This research study takes an in-depth look at the educational experiences of Deaf individuals with cochlear implants, focusing on the language acquisition of children born to both Deaf and hearing parents and comparing them within the two models of disability. Qualitative research in the form of written testimonies from individuals will be examined through the scope of the social model of disability, which subscribes to the idea that disability is created by the social construct in which we live. Having the voices of the Deaf community state their stories help contribute to the continuing of a strong Deaf presence in the world and support sign language in a world dominated by the medical model of disability."
 
By filling out this survey you will be helping grow the bank of knowledge in Deaf culture, education, and support the social model of disability at UCLA. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes.
 
All answers are strictly confidential. Any and all identifying information will only be seen by the researcher. Demographics will only be used as data markers for the study.
 
All participants will be entered into a raffle for a $10 Amazon Gift card (up to 10 gift cards will be distributed)
 
Questions, comments, or concerns about this study can be directed to the following email: mleccese@g.ucla.edu
 
Thank you for your time and I hope you have a wonderful day.
 

Posted by Angela Pettigrew | Posted April 29, 2019 at 2:12 PM

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