Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)

Building Communication with Deaf Children during The Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors
Maulana Rezi Ramadhana, Ravik Karsidi, Prahastiwi Utari, Drajat Tri Kartono
Corresponding Author
Maulana Rezi Ramadhana
Available Online 21 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
family communication, resilience, deaf children, COVID-19
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the behavior of children with special needs. During this time, the role of family communication is important to maintain the children’s development and resilience. This paper discusses the dynamics of family communication to cope with stress and to maintain the resilience of children with hearing impairment during isolation at home. Sixty-two deaf adolescents undergoing home quarantine were invited to answer questions online. Further, emotional reactions and family resilience were used as variables to obtain responses regarding their activities and communication within the family during isolation. The data were then analyzed by using simple frequency calculations to describe new realities. In this study, the number of family members at home was considered to decide family types. The results showed that (a) there was family interaction of deaf children through religious and house arrangement activities, with a stronger level from nuclear families, (b) deaf children felt more negative emotions in interactions in the family, (c) The existence of stronger family ties through the management of family relationships and communication was owned by deaf children from the nuclear family, and (d) stronger family belief systems were owned by deaf children from extended families. The conclusions of this study reveal different forms of interaction and emotional responses based on the family type of deaf children, the existence of relationship maintenance as a family protection factor, and emotional experiences as a form of adaptation to new normal situations. The findings in this study are important as an illustration for treating deaf children through interaction and communication approaches in dealing with adjustments to the new habits during the COVID-19 pandemic
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