Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know / Edition 1

Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know / Edition 1

by David A. Stewart, Bryan R. Clarke, Bryan R. Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563681366

ISBN-13: 9781563681363

Pub. Date: 05/15/2003

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

In the modern world, success depends upon literacy, a fact especially true for deaf children who, if they read and write well, can take full advantage of e-mail, the Internet, and other communication innovations. Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know provides parents with the means to ensure that their deaf or hard of hearing child becomes…  See more details below

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In the modern world, success depends upon literacy, a fact especially true for deaf children who, if they read and write well, can take full advantage of e-mail, the Internet, and other communication innovations. Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know provides parents with the means to ensure that their deaf or hard of hearing child becomes a proficient reader and writer. In nine chapters, parents will learn about the relationship of language to reading and writing, including the associated terminology, the challenges that deaf children face, and the role of schools. They'll also learn activities that they can engage in at home that will strengthen their children's reading and writing capabilities.

Literacy and Your Deaf Child begins by introducing some common concepts, among them the importance of parental involvement in a deaf child's education. It outlines how children acquire language and describes the auditory and visual links to literacy. With this information parents can make informed decisions regarding hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, and sign communication, all of which can have a marked influence on their child's language development. Parents will discover how to create environments at home and in their community for fostering their child's literacy, especially in school by learning how to work closely with their child's teachers. The book also refers throughout to the developmental link between American Sign Language and English literacy for children who use sign communication, making it the best guide available for all deaf children and their parents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563681363
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
808,634
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1What's All This Talk about Literacy?1
2How Do Children Acquire Language?22
3An Auditory Link to Language47
4A Visual Link to Language71
5It All Begins with Experience96
6Literacy in the World of TV120
7Reading137
8Writing170
9Working with Schools193
Bibliography213
Index217

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