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Importance of movement in rehabilitation in hearing impaired people


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Blažinić, Anamaria. (2018). Importance of movement in rehabilitation in hearing impaired people. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Phonetics. [mentor Šantek, Goran Pavel and Dobrić, Arnalda].

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The man as soon as he comes to this world searches for his identity and seeks a place in society. Through society and community, person creates and shapes their identity and self-concept. The society imposes its values which we as members must respect in order to be accepted. Not all people are equally accepted in the community because they are victims of stereotypes and prejudices. There are people with disabilities who are fighting marginalization and rejection since birth. That is why there is a need for better understanding for the purpose of improving life and providing a safer environment that will support them and help to be equally treated. Researches on the inclusion of people with disabilities have shown that sport has a positive effect on their physical and psychological health. This paper is primarily concerned with the research of hearing impaired and deaf people to determine how sports activity affects life quality of hearing impaired people, but also the role of sport in hearing impaired people. Hearing impairment leaves great physical and psychological consequences on a person and negatively affects the development of speech and social adaptation. Because of the complexity of this damage, it is important to discover it in a timely manner so that the child because early interventions are the key to the best results. Rehabilitation is a long-lasting process aimed at enabling a person to become more independent. The parent's job is to seek advice from experts as soon as something is wrong with their child because neglecting hearing health is impaired by the ability to listen, understand and communicate. The most extensive method in the rehabilitation of children with hearing impairment is verbotonal which created Petar Guberina. This method uses audiovisual procedures and speech situations to develop speech. The focus is on the participation of the whole body in the perception and reproduction of speech. In order to better adapt the person with disabilities to living conditions, kinesiological activity is important as it reduces changes in behavior and provides a psychomotor form of therapy. Sport is important for maintaining physical ability, which ultimately leads to greater independence and less limitations in everyday life. The aim of this study is to present and analyze the importance of sport in people with hearing impairment. The question is how much has rehabilitation affected the sport activity of deaf and hard hearing people and whether rehabilitation is at all essential for the hearing impaired to be successful in sports. The third problem is the quality of life of people with hearing impairment. The research methodology includes four informants aged between 28 and 40 who attended a semi-structured interview. After that, transcription, conding and analysis were applied. The results showed that sport has positive affects on people with hearing impairment such as self-esteem, openness toward other people, better motor skills and coordination. The results also show that rehabilitation did not have any impact on sport activity and those who did not undergo rehabilitation could be equally successful in sports as well as those who attended it. The quality of life of people with hearing impairment increased through sport and it turned out that people through sport find themself, their dentity and place in society.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: slušno oštećenje, rehabilitacija, pokret
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Šantek, Goran Pavel and Dobrić, Arnalda
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 09:59
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 09:59

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