Communication mode and noun acquisition in the deaf

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Benjamas Prathanee


The purpose  of  this  paper  was  to  study  communication  mode  and  noun  acquisition  in  the  Khon  Kean  Deaf School.  The  sixty  four  deaf  students  studying  in  grades  I  and  II,  were  between  the  ages  of 7-14 years,  were  subjects.  The  results  indicated  that  the  majority  of  the  deaf  received  and  epressed  language  by  sign. The finding  showed  that  most  deaf  children  favoured  the  use  of  sign  language  as  the  primary  communication  mode  and  Oral/Aural,  speech  reading,  and  audition  as  supplementary  communication  moses.


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