Influences of hearing-disabled children's observational skills on their drawings

BAŞAK R., Cetin A., Kebabci C., Oran S.

5th World Conference on Design and Arts (WCDA), Skopje, Macedonia, 26 - 28 May 2016, vol.3, pp.9-15 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • City: Skopje
  • Country: Macedonia
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-15
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


It is difficult to disagree with the suggestion that visual perceptive ability is the first human sense to compensate for hearing disability. In the literature, there are views that support the notion that when perceptive skills impaired in one of the senses, perceptive skills in other senses tended to be strengthened to compensate the gap in general perception. On the other hand, there are also opposing views claiming that senses work together in orchestration and so an impaired or disabled sense may result in impairment of perceptive skills as a whole at least in a partial way. The limited numbers of studies focusing on visual perception skills of children with hearing disabilities are far from consensus. This current study was inspired by these unclear and confusing views about perceptive skills of hearing-disabled. We can posit the question at this point that 'May these hearing-disabled children's visually enforced perceptive skills have influence on their observational drawing abilities?'