Choices in Deafness: A Parents' Guide to Communication Options

Choices in Deafness: A Parents' Guide to Communication Options

by Sue Schwartz, Schwarz

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Overwhelmingly, hearing parents raise deaf children. Most of the time they have no prior exposure to people with hearing loss and must face some very difficult options, for deaf education has been divided by controversy and bias for decades. This work provides comprehensive information on various methodologies with straightforward delivery, offering the perspective of parents and of children who have grown up since the publication of the first edition. While only three methodologies were discussed in the first editiontotal communication, oralism, and cued speechthe auditory/ verbal and bilingual-bicultural approaches have been added here. This edition also covers in depth the medical causes of hearing loss, the diagnostic process, meeting with the audiologist, and the pros and cons of the newest technology, the cochlear implant. This work guides parents through the choices they must make for their child, covering conditions and treatment from both the parents' and the child's point of view. National organizations serving the deaf or hard of hearing are listed, along with contact information. Recommended for public libraries.Emily H. Ferren, Ruth Enlow Lib. of Garrett Cty., Oakland, Md.

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Woodbine House
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