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Children with Hearing Loss: A Family Guide
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Children with Hearing Loss: A Family Guide

by David Luterman (Editor), Karen Anderson (Contribution by), Linda Thibodeau (Contribution by), Cheryl Deconde Johnson (Contribution by)
 
This book was written for parents, siblings and extended family members who want a better understanding of the impact hearing loss can have in their young loved one. Hearing loss in children can have more devastating effects than in adults because it can impair the ability to learn vocabulary, grammar, word order, idiomatic expressions and other aspects of verbal

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This book was written for parents, siblings and extended family members who want a better understanding of the impact hearing loss can have in their young loved one. Hearing loss in children can have more devastating effects than in adults because it can impair the ability to learn vocabulary, grammar, word order, idiomatic expressions and other aspects of verbal communication. This book is a guide on how to address the most important educational issues and processes through the school years, including legal rights and legislation. It also addresses the profound emotional impact hearing loss can have on a child and how it can affect the entire family dynamic, and what to do about it.
Readers can even prevent some of the pitfalls common among families new to a child with hearing loss. This book also covers the latest technology available to these children, especially in the classroom, including assistive listening devices. It dispels myths associated with wearing amplified devices and explains how families can give these children the proper tools that will empower them for life.
Specific topics include:
• the emotional aspects of hearing impairment
• the impact of hearing loss on the family
• hearing aids and cochlear implants
• listening as a gateway to learning in the classroom
• what parents should know about the educational system

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Reviewer: Linda Jacobs-Condit, AuD, CCC-A(George Washington University)
Description: This book addresses the overall impact of a child's hearing loss on its parents, siblings, language/listening/social skills development, and education. Also included is a discussion about the latest technologies available, including assistive listening devices, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. The book also dispels myths associated with wearing amplified devices.
Purpose: According to Dr. Luterman, the purpose is to provide parents and other family members a better understanding of hearing loss and its impact on their child.
Audience: Family members of a child with hearing loss — parents, siblings, and others - are the intended audience. Dr. Luterman is now professor emeritus at Emerson College in Boston and director of the Thayer Lindsey Family Centered Nursery for Hearing Impaired Children. He has dedicated his career to teaching parents and professionals to better understand and cope with the emotional responses to hearing loss.
Features: The book addresses the emotional impact a child's hearing loss can have on the child as well as on the family dynamics. Also included are discussions on technologies — hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices. Other chapters discuss listening as a gateway to learning in the classroom. There is also a guide on educational issues and processes, as well as parental educational legal rights and educational legislation.
Assessment: This is an excellent, easy-to-read introduction for family members coping with a child's hearing loss. One nice feature is the inclusion of excerpts of discussions with family members. Personal perspectives can be very powerful statements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966182651
Publisher:
Auricle Ink Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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