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In the Deaf community, Children of Deaf Adults are commonly referred to as “Mother, Farther Deaf”. This experience can have both positive and negative impact for the CODA’s lives. This can be linked to language development, roles in the family, identity, culture, feelings of belonging and social groups. CODAs have the unique experience of being insiders, yet outsiders, in both the Deaf world, and the Hearing world. Working with a therapist who understands the complexity of the background context, can help Promote understanding and collaboration among family members in order to solve the problems of one or more individuals, explore how being a CODA has influenced your personal experiences, provide an opportunity to explore aspects of your identity both Deaf and Hearing and how to integrate them. There is a Community Investment organisation: CODA UK & Ireland, that aims to support both children and adult CODAs through running social events, professional training, and support/advice services.
For more information visit: http://www.codaukireland.co.uk.
Hello my name is Matthew, I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor. I hold a Master’s Degree from the University of Leicester and come…