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Language acquisition for deaf children in early childhood education

Grant number: 16/19102-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Principal Investigator:Érica Aparecida Garrutti
Grantee:Tarsila Nunes de Andrade Moreira
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


Focusing on a bilingual approach, this study aimed to evaluate and analyze the process of language acquisition by deaf children. Basing on sociointeractionism and studies that deal with the education of the deaf, is a field of research that will investigate an Infantile Education class bilingual - Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and Portuguese - with listeners and deaf children or just children deaf. This is a case study of a qualitative nature, having as data collection techniques: routine observations of a group of children registered in a field diary and interviews with the teacher(s) of the class coordinator and director of the institution. As a result, we expect a deeper understanding of the development of language and cognition in deaf children who have contact with sign language in the first years of life, knowing it thus means that can foster a healthy growth in terms of cognition and communication, the deaf children. (AU)

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