Adolescents with Hearing Loss

Jill Duncan, Ellen A. Rhoades and Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick

in Auditory (Re)Habilitation for Adolescents with Hearing Loss

Published in print May 2014 | ISBN: 9780195381405
Published online April 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780190204020 | DOI:

Series: Professional Perspectives On Deafness: Evidence and Applications

Adolescents with Hearing Loss

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This chapter discusses personal resources necessary for facilitating independent learning and self-determination among adolescents with hearing loss. Personal resources include a positive mindset, effective memory skills, and goal-directed problem solving skills, all of which develop concurrently. Motivation, optimism, and resilience are integral to a positive state of mind. The development of effective memory involves such constructs as procedural memory, declarative memory, and working memory. Practitioners are provided with key practical strategies to foster adolescent personal resources.

Keywords: cognitive flexibility; convergent thinking; declarative memory; divergent thinking; goal-directed problem-solving; learning potential; optimism; personal resources; positive mindset; procedural memory; motivation; multiple identities; resilience; selective disclosure; self-determination

Chapter.  6052 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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