But parents will only communicate with their child if they feel competent and secure with their communication skills
Muller, Luetke& Stahlmann (1990) insist that If parents donít feel comfortable and competent using their communication mode it will effect the child's level of language growth.
If the parents choose to speak to their child, the hearing loss will distort their words making interactions very frustrating.
If they choose to sign their words they will stick to easier signs eliminating the scaffolding process all together.
If parents donít feel comfortable enough to
communicate with their child then they have less
enjoyable interactions and communicate only
Meadows, Greenberg, Erting & Carmichael (1981)