A World without Words: The Social Construction of Children by David Goode

By David Goode

During the Rubella Syndrome epidemic of the Sixties, many little ones have been born deaf, blind, and mentally disabled. David Goode has dedicated his lifestyles and profession to knowing such people's international, a global with no phrases, yet now not, the writer confirms, one with no verbal exchange. This e-book is the results of his stories of 2 young ones with congenital deaf-blindness and psychological retardation.

Goode spent numerous hours looking at, instructing, and fiddling with Christina, who were institutionalized on account that age six, and Bianca, who remained within the care of her mom and dad. He additionally saw the women' mom and dad, tuition, and scientific environments, exploring the original verbal exchange practices—sometimes so refined they're imperceptible to outsiders—that relatives and healthiness care employees create to facilitate innumerable on a daily basis situations. A global with no Words presents relocating and convincing facts that humans either with and with no formal language can comprehend and speak with one another in lots of ways.

Through a number of experiments in such unconventional kinds of verbal exchange as taking part in guitar, mimicking, and physique events like leaping, swinging, and rocking, Goode demonstrated an realizing of those young ones on their lonesome phrases. He came across a spectrum of non-formal language in which those youngsters create their very own set of symbols inside of their very own truth, and accommodate and maximize the sensory assets they do have. eventually, he indicates, it really is impractical to aim to interpret those kid's behaviors utilizing rules approximately basic habit of the listening to and seeing world.

Show description

Read Online or Download A World without Words: The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind (Health Society And Policy) PDF

Similar children's studies books

Der Kindergarten als Bildungsinstitution: Hintergründe und Perspektiven (German Edition)

Die Fallstudie leistet einen Beitrag zur examine gegenwärtiger Interaktionsstrukturen und der darauf aufbauenden pädagogischen Kultur der establishment Kindergarten. Durch eine qualitative Vorgehensweise werden Zusammenhänge aufgezeigt, die heutige Bewertungen alltäglich erlebter Praxis nicht normativ einordnen, sondern deren historisch und strukturell bedingte Hintergründe aufzeigen.

Understanding Children's Personal Lives and Relationships (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life)

Expert by means of ethnographic learn with childrens, Davies deals new sociological insights into kid's own relationships, in addition to heavily analyzing methodological ways to discovering with young ones and studying relationships.

Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention

This intriguing new ebook deals a survey of the sphere of kid abuse and overlook from the viewpoint of recent developmental attachment conception. The booklet opens with an account of the speculation and describes the ways that attachment problems happen themselves in kid's behaviour. the next 3 sections examine abuse, overlook, and compound circumstances of abuse and forget, backing this up with empirical learn facts and shiny case fabric.

The well-being of children in the UK (4th edition)

Now in its fourth version, this is often the vintage review of the country of kid well being within the uk. This version has been up to date to study the newest facts, analyzing the results for kids of the effect of the commercial quandary and austerity measures on the grounds that 2008. It attracts jointly an unlimited quantity of strong empirical proof and contains intraUK and overseas comparisons.

Additional info for A World without Words: The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind (Health Society And Policy)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 35 votes