HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.42, no.42, pp.194-199, 2012 (SSCI)
Parents play a critical role in the literacy development of their children. The current case study explores the reading patterns that parents have with their children with hearing impairment. First, the home reading patterns of parents with their children were investigated. Then, the home reading patterns preferred by children were addressed along with the reasons of those preferences. The data were collected from 64 parents in a school called ICEM (i.e. Education and Research Center for Hearing Impaired Children). The school in which this study was conducted is a unique school for Turkish children with hearing impairment. Data collection tools were a questionnaire and semi structured interviews. The results of the study revealed that parental involvement should be emphasized on a more formal level which can be achieved through various ways.