Psychological assistance for the parents of the deaf children is
crucial for the healthy psychosocial functioning of the whole
family, psychological development of the child and efficiency of
the rehabilitation activities.
Insufficient and ineffective multidisciplinary intervention is confirmed
by the fact that the majority of deaf and hard of hearing
children fail to become high-skilled either in the phonic or the
sign language. The 2.5 fold higher proportion of children with
mental disorders in that population compared to the population
of normally hearing children is also alarming.
Psychological help to be offered to the hearing parents of the
deaf children should include complex psychological, social and
organizational aspects and consider such forms of psychological
intervention as mother-child dyad or mother-father-child triad,
psychotherapy for the married couple or the whole family. To
provide constructive assistance for trauma-affected parents of
the children with disturbed development or serious somatic
diseases, rehabilitation and medical communities should be supported
with workshops and trainings devoted to the specificity
of working with this particular group of patients.
keywords: głuchota, dziecko, rodzice, trauma, izolacja, psychoterapia, deafness, child, parents, trauma, isolation, psychotherapy
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