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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Communication Between Parents And Their Children Who Undergo Speech Delay (A Case Study By Using Symbolical Interaction Model In Matthew In Medan)

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Erika Situmorang, Hariyono, Yusnila Wati Gultom



Interpersonal Communication, Parents, Child, Speech delay



Matthew, the oldest son of Mr. Joni and Mrs. Hani cannot speak normally although he is four years old. He will get furious by hitting his head and keeping rolling around on the floor if we do not fulfill his want. The parents have to struggle hard to make their son grow and develop normally like other normal children. Besides sending him to a Special School, they also use their own method to cure his retardation. The research used a case study by finding out the inter-personal communication between Matthew and his parents. The data were gathered by conducting in-depth interviews with the parents and observation on the communicative activity between Matthew and his parents in order to get triangulation data. The result of the research showed that 1) the paradigm used was symbolical interactions which explained the method of communication between parents and their son who underwent Speech delay, 2) the theory used in the research was the theory of effectiveness in communication, 3) The result found that family was the environment where children spent most of their time during their growth; therefore, parents should provide an favorable environment which supports their children’s growth and development.



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