The presence of deafness in a family has the potential to affect all areas of family life. An understanding of the impact on family life is critical to addressing all components of the family system in early intervention. This review synthesizes the literature on deafness as it relates to four domains of family quality of life, including family interaction, family resources, parenting, and support for the child who is deaf. Implications for future research are discussed.
Jackson, C.W., & Turnbull, A.P. (2004). Impact of deafness on family life: A review of the literature. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 24, 15-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/02711214040240010201
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