The Social Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 293 - 297

Experiences of Mothers of Children with Hearing Disability in Oyo State, Nigeria

Authors : J. Abiola Ademokoya and J. Ngozi Ben-Stowe

Abstract: The plights of mothers of children with hearing disability in Southwest Nigeria are usually more than contending with the trauma accompanying the discovery of their children`s disabilities. They indeed include encountering some cultural practices which consider such mothers and their children as culprits for defying some sociocultural orders. As result, they should not be empathized with rather they should be penalized. This study therefore, sought to examine the experiences of some mothers parenting children with hearing disability in Oyo State, southwest of Nigeria. The study raised 2 research questions to ascertain the psychological trauma and caring difficulties which the concerned mothers often weather through. Fifty mothers of children with hearing disability were purposively selected and engaged in the study. A self-developed questionnaire was the instrument administered on the participants to generate the necessary data. Findings showed that some psychological problems encountered by such mothers include anger, isolation and depression while the caring problems for parenting such children involve time and financial constraints. It was therefore, recommended that some erroneous cultural practices concerning persons with disabilities and their parents should be corrected through means such as disability education and counselling while some support measures should be put in place to lessen some childcare difficulties often encountered by mothers of children with disabilities.

How to cite this article:

J. Abiola Ademokoya and J. Ngozi Ben-Stowe , 2007. Experiences of Mothers of Children with Hearing Disability in Oyo State, Nigeria . The Social Sciences, 2: 293-297.

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