YouTube: ZOOM 2011: CODA
A drama that tells the story of a young mother and her daughter and the trials each of them go through.
YouTube: Keith Wann ASL Comedian
A must see comedian based in the US telling stories about his life and beyond.
YouTube: Deaf Family in Japan
A beautiful crafted film about a Deaf Family in Japan.
DVD: Watching Two Worlds Collide – Keith Wann (2008)
Come and enjoy a night of storytelling and deaf culture with Keith Wann, one of America’s funniest ASL comedians. Laugh with Keith as he takes you on a hilarious “visual” journey to describe his childhood experience.
DVD: Tomorrow Dad Will Still be Deaf – Bonnie Kraft
The wise and witty Bonnie Kraft will captivate you with true stories of her life as a CODA.
DVD: Passport Without A Country
This program about the hearing children of parents with a hearing impairment provides a look at a unique culture: men and women who do not quite belong to either of the worlds between which they are the only true bridge.
DVD: Love is Never Silent (1985)
A young woman struggles with her own need for independance and the obligation she feels for her deaf parnets in this depression-era drama.
DVD: Beyond Silence (1996)
Lara...becomes interested in music and starts to play clarinet very successfully. However her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's musical career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions.
Website: CODA Brothers: Olson Brothers
True but Funny ASL Stories of Growing up in a home with Deaf Parents.
DVD: Abababa Alife
Now you can bring the laughter home with the “Abababa; ALIFE” DVD taped live at the Imagination Stage Theater in Bethesda, Maryland. Replay your favorite Abababa moments over and over again!
A short video showing two examples of UK CODA's experiences. With Thanks to Matt Dixon and Adam's Father, Dexy.
Signing in Puerto Rican – A. Torres (2009)
A Hearing Son and His Deaf Family.
Hearing Mother Father Deaf – M. Bishop And S. L. Hicks (2009)
The newest entry in the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series explores the richness and complexity of the lives of hearing people in deaf families.
The Silents – C. Abrams (1996)
Author Charlotte Abrams presents her memoir of life in Chicago with her sister and her deaf parents.
In Silence – R. Sidransky – (1990/2006)
Growing up Hearing in a Deaf World
A Loss For Words – L.A. Walker (1986)
This is much more of a story than the subtitle suggests, beautifully written and deeply affecting
Someone To Watch Over Me - Izzy Hammond (2007)
The True Tale of a Survivor Haunted by the Demons of Abuse.
On the Edge of Deaf Culture -- Thomas Bull (1998)
Annoted bibliography with references to thousands of books, articles, video tapes and other materials relting to hearing children of deaf parents.
Mother Father Deaf -- Paul Preston (1994)
Reviews of previous research, personal experiences of 150 research participants and examinations of psychological and social factors.
Hands of My Father: Myron Uhlberg (2009)
A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love.
The Girl on Two Chairs: Olga Svenson-Richter (2010)
Olga sets out on a long journey from the 1950s to the present, a childhood in which she experiences success and adversity such as society’s ignorance and bad attitude. Her deaf parents are an important part of her life as they have influenced her own identity and her journey to independence.
Deaf Hearing Boy: A Memoir, R. H. Miller (2004)
A compelling account of the complex family dynamics, including the inter-generational conflicts, of the oldest child of deaf adults (CODA), caught in the middle.
Sign Language Brokering: A survey of hearing and deaf codas-Jemina Napier
This brief report presents a summary of findings from the international online survey, which was funded through a Macquaire University Safety Net Fund Grant (2011-2012).
The Hearing Child of Deaf Parents
This quest for some basic data was stimulated by a request from an EP colleague for background information to aid planning in the case of a hearing child, in his first term of Year 2, who has profoundly deaf parents.
Understanding and assisting hearing children of deaf parents. A review of the literature
From 1994, this review of the literature on hearing children of deaf parents (HCDPs) notes increasing interest in this subject.
Resources for Deaf Parents With Hearing Children
Useful resources to explore.
Deaf Family Issues: CODAS and Identity
The question “Am I hearing or am I deaf?” often creates an identity conflict for hearing children raised in a bilingual and bicultural family where one or both parents are D/deaf.
Practical Considerations for Counselors working with Hearing Children of Deaf Parents by R.D. Filer and P.A. Filer: 2000
Incidental Word Learning in a Hearing Child of Deaf Adults
It is unclear how children develop the ability to learn words incidentally (i.e., without direct instruction or numerous ex- posures). This investigation examined the early achievement of this skill by longitudinally tracking the expressive vocab- ulary and incidental word-learning capacities of a hearing child of Deaf adults who was natively learning American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.
Exploring Linguistic and Cultural Identity: My Personal Experience
Jemina Napier talks about her experience about her deaf parents and explore beyond the deaf world.
A Study of Self-Concept Issues in Hearing Children of Deaf Adults by Edith Esther Saville
CODAs struggle with issues of self-concept due to their unique experience. This study was designed to provide further research on this subject.
Attachment in Deaf Mothers and Their Children by I.W. Leigh et al.
The primary goal of the present study was to
examine the transmission of attachment from deaf mother to child.
Communication and Parenting Issues in Families with Deaf Parents and hearing Children by Kerri Clark: 2003
Deaf/Hearing Cultural Identity Paradigms: Modification of the Deaf Identity Development Scale by I. W. Leigh: 1998
Deaf Parents and their Hearing Children by J.L Singleton and M.D. Tittle: 2000
How Hearing children experiences affects their functioning in the hearing world.
Mother Father Deaf: The Heritage of Difference by P. Preston
The informants in this study provide an opportunity to explore the parameters and norms of Deaf culture as it contrasts and conflicts with those of Hearing culture.
Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research by K.King and L.Fogle: 2006
Raising Bilingual Children by Lia Timson: 1999
The Hearing Child of Deaf Parents by M.J. Connor:2004
CODA UK and Ireland Leaflet
A 2013 edition of CODA UK & Ireland's Marketing Leaflet.
Why you should never treat a child as an interpreter.
DPUK: CODA Leaflet
Some basic information and facts about CODAs.
CODA Info Pack
From 2005, the information pack available to all to read to understand all things CODA in short.
Seven Ties that Bind all CODAs
CODAs come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and upbringings ... but they all tread with one foot in the deaf community, and the other in the hearing world.
CODA UK and Eire Conference 2008
A summarised report following the CODA UK and Eire conference from 2008.
CODA UK and Eire Conference 2009
We had a conference back in April 2009 and it went well with lots of new information. We were very inspired and cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.
CODA UK and Ireland Conference 2010 Report
BDN Column November 2010. Report by Carmel Batson, CODA International Representative: “In September 2010, I travelled to Brighton Deaf Club, for the gathering of Codas, as well as Deaf parents and friends of Codas, to mark the launch of their new website.”
CODA UK and Ireland Conference 2012 Report
A summary of the days events at our recent CODA UK & Ireland Conference where Guest speakers included Dr Bencie Woll and Cathy Petters from Deaf CAMHS.
Coda Fact Sheet (Hearing) Offspring of Deaf Parents
Newsletter from CODA US
Must See DVDs
An article from BDN, August 2010
Deaf parents and hearing children: No problem by Nancy Hicks in the Lincoln Journal Star: 2005
The Family; Children of Deaf share their lives b y G. Collins of The New York Times: 2009
World Apart-Hearing in a Deaf Society in the Catholic Weekly by S. Marchant: 2008
Growing Up in the Deaf Community:
Coda, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Childhoods as a Third Culture Kid Experience
Oya Ataman - WFD, Istanbul 2015