International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Education Management | Zimbabwe | Volume 2 Issue 8, August 2013

A Survey of Opinions of Major Stakeholders Regarding the Feasibility and Necessity for the Hearing Impaired Child to Speak

Chingombe. Shamiso Iline | Chitumba. William

Abstract: The study sought to find out the feasibility and necessity of the hearing impaired child to speak. The researchers after visiting one of the special schools in South Africa were amused to see the deaf children speaking. It is against this background that the researchers were prompted to carry out the study. A sample of twelve teachers from one special school in Zimbabwe was selected as a research study. The school head and fifteen students were also selected. A survey study was used. The research instruments used were document analysis, the questionnaires and the interview. Questionnaires were administered to twelve teachers and fifteen pupils. Face to face interview was carried out with one of the school heads. The study revealed that most teachers were not proficient in the use of the sign language so they welcomed the proposal of enhancing the deaf child to speak. Mixed sentiments were given by the deaf children. The idea of enabling the deaf child to speak was welcomed by most of the students. Some students furiously responded that they are not eager and will never bother themselves by trying to speak. The study recommended that both oral and sign language ought to be used so that the deaf child will not face communication challenges with their peers and the people at large. Teachers need to show a positive attitude and some dedication when dealing with the hearing impaired students. There is also need to have some workshops so that the teachers will learn the sign language since there is a recommendation to promote the learning of both oral and sign language. Parents for the deaf children should work hand in glove with the school to enhance their children to benefit from both ends, that is, the school and at home.

Keywords: cochlear implants, hearing impaired, assistive device, handicap, communication paradigm, cultural differences, discrimination, identity, deaf culture

Edition: Volume 2 Issue 8, August 2013,

Pages: 136 - 140

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Chingombe. Shamiso Iline, Chitumba. William, "A Survey of Opinions of Major Stakeholders Regarding the Feasibility and Necessity for the Hearing Impaired Child to Speak", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 2 Issue 8, August 2013, pp. 136-140,

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