Developing an Understanding of Quality Communication in Families with Hearing Caregivers and a Deaf Child, perceived by the Child
In the field of child and family psychology, a hot topic has been the parent-child relationship, and what can possibly improve it. A less common area of study is how quality communication develops within parent-child relationships. Parents of deaf children are often faced with additional obstacles in terms of developing quality communication with their child, namely, the ability to communicate. It is for this reason that the previously established definitions of quality communication and what it entails may not be appropriate to define the relationship between deaf children and hearing parents. The proposed study is an exploratory study to gain insight into what quality communication could possibly look like in these families, as perceived by a deaf child.