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Deafness and Communication

This guide supports students enrolled in the breadth subject Deafness and Communication, and the Deaf Education specialisation within the Master of Learning Intervention.

Key Resources


Grosjean, F. (2010). Bilingualism, biculturalism, and deafness. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13(2), 133-145.

Hyde, M ( 2005). Newborn hearing screening programs: Overview. The Journal of Otolaryngology, 34, Supplement 2, S70-S78

Jacobs, P (2010). Psychosocial potential maximisation: A framework of proactive psychosocial attributes and tactics used by individuals who are deaf. The Volta Review, 110 (1), 5-29

Johnston, T. (2005). In one's own image: Ethics and the reproduction of deafness. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 10, 442-450.

Komesaroff, Linda (2003) Deaf education and underlying structures of power in communication, Australian journal of communication, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 43-59,

Lane, H. (2005). Ethnicity, ethics, and the Deaf-World. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 10 (3), 291-310.

Mayer, C. & Leigh, G.(2010). The changing context for sign bilingual education programs: issues in language and the development of literacy, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13, (2), 175 186

Mehl, A. L., & Thomson, V. (1998). Newborn hearing screening: The great omission. Pediatrics, 101(1), E4.

Power, D. (2005), "Models of deafness: Cochlear implants in the Australian daily press". Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 10, 451-459.

Punch, R & Hyde, M. (2010)Children With Cochlear Implants in Australia: Educational Settings, Supports, and Outcomes. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Advance Access10.1093/deafed/enq019

Roland, J.T., Cosetti, M., Wang, K.H., Immerman, S., & Waltzman, S.B. (2009). Cochlear implantation in the very young child: Long-term safety and efficacy. Laryngoscope. 119(11): 2205-1.

Slegers, C. (2010). Signs of change. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics,33(1), p 05.1-05.20