The Silent Garden : Raising Your Deaf Child by Paul W. Ogden, Gallaudet University Press, 1996. It explains the broad range of hearing loss types, from minor to profound. Parents also are helped in their considerations as to what type of school their child should attend and what kinds of professional help will be best for the entire family. The Silent Garden describes all forms of communication, including choices in signing from American Sign Language to the various manual systems based upon English. Technological alternatives are presented also, including when and when not to consider cochler implant.
Mother Father Deaf : Living Between Sound and Silence by Paul Preston; Harvard Univ Press,1994."Mother father deaf" is the phrase commonly used within the Deaf community to refer to hearing children of deaf parents. These children grow up between two cultures, the Hearing and the Deaf. The author is one of these children, and in this book based on 150 interviews, he takes us to the place where Deaf and Hearing cultures meet.
Raising and Educating a Deaf Child by Marc Marschark; Oxford Univ Press, 1997. This readable and informed guide addresses the day-to-day practical concerns of the deaf, as well as larger issues of learning and education. Marschark sifts through the most current educational and scientific journals and research--including his own recent research--to create a readable and enlightening survey of what is known about the language, social, and intellectual development of deaf children.
Handtalk School by Mary Beth Miller, George Ancona; Simon & Schuster, 1991. Words and sign language depict a group of students involved in putting on a Thanksgiving play at a school for deaf children.
Language and Communication Disorders in Children by Deena K. Bernstein, Ellenmorris Tiegerman-Farber, Allyn & Bacon Publishers, 1997.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication : Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults by David R. Beukelman, Pat Mirenda, Paul H.Brooks Publishers, 1995. Thorough discussion of how to plan and implement AAC interventions, with in-depth examinations of the communication needs of people in intensive care settings and children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and sensory impairments.
Late-Talking Children by Thomas Sowell; Harper Collins Publishers, 1997 Although late-talking in children is often a warning sign of impaired mental and social development, it is not a guarantee of future problems. Albert Einstein was a late talker, as were many other individuals of gifted and normal intelligence, including eminent economist and intellectual Thomas Sowell's own son, John.
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