Handbook to Service the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Bridge to Accessibility

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This is a handbook for readers who wish to learn more about providing services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. It provides basic knowledge of the Deaf/HH and an awareness of hearing loss and its influence on family and community life. It's unique in that it draws from the experiences of a Deaf (Rohring) and a hearing (Adams) author, providing a comprehensive perspective. It includes the perspectives from research and literature, from professional practice, and from anecdotal accounts. The book ...

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Overview

This is a handbook for readers who wish to learn more about providing services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. It provides basic knowledge of the Deaf/HH and an awareness of hearing loss and its influence on family and community life. It's unique in that it draws from the experiences of a Deaf (Rohring) and a hearing (Adams) author, providing a comprehensive perspective. It includes the perspectives from research and literature, from professional practice, and from anecdotal accounts. The book also highlights the aesthetics of American Sign Language and the Deaf culture. It will be a useful resource for hospitals, health care agencies such as hearing & speech centers, school districts, and educational agencies.

Audience: Teachers and parents of the deaf and hard of hearing; undergraduate and graduate students and practicing professionals in the areas of deaf studies, psychology, social work, audiology, and speech-language pathology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120441419
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Adams, Ph.D., is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and he obtained his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a licensed psychologist and co-founder and director of The Family Center of Western New York, a mental health clinic for Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals. He has worked with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities through research and practice for over 21 years. He is the author of You and Your Hearing Impaired Child and You and Your Deaf Child (Gallaudet University Press).

Pamela Rohring is a graduate of Gallaudet University and she obtained her masters degree from Canisius College in Deaf Education. She is the Teacher of Science Education at St. Mary's School for the Daf in Buffalo, New York, and she is an ASL and Deaf Studies consultant. Her main areas of professional interest include Deaf Culture, teaching and the study of ASL, and child development.

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A rich and compelling study of Deaf resources and culture!
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Biography
Introduction to Being Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Worlds Collide: Growing Up with a Hearing Loss
Language Differences and Communication Issues
Deaf Culture or Condition?
Issues from the Past... Issues for the Millenium: The Professionals' Perspectives
Best Practices When Communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Resources
References
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Index

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