Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans, Carol Erting and Donald F. Moores

in The World of Deaf Infants

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780195147902
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893775 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives on Deafness


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This introductory chapter provides the background of the complex longitudinal study of the world of deaf infants with deaf or hearing parents as compared with hearing infants with hearing or deaf parents, to which the book is devoted, with an abbreviated chronology of the research process and description of the key staff members responsible for framing the research questions, collecting the data, and analyzing the results. Topics discussed include the context of the Gallaudet Infancy Study, collection pilot data from 1984-1987, and research with deaf and hearing infants with hearing parents from 1987-1991 and 1991-1994.

Keywords: longitudinal study; deaf infants; hearing parents; hearing infants; Gallaudet Infancy Study

Chapter.  4091 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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