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This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the major psychological, social, and educational issues affecting the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their families. Psychological, Social, and Educational Dimensions of Deafness presents an inclusive description of current research and practice that is complemented by the voices of individuals through personal essays that highlight and illustrate significant concepts and trends. Professionals and pre-professionals preparing for roles in education, psychology, counseling, rehabilitation, interpreting, and speech and hearing science will find the book timely, readable, and thorough. Each chapter focuses on a topic relevant to the broad scope of issues related to the lifelong development of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The chapters can also provide in-depth discussion and offers a core of current information from which instructors and readers can apply both personal and professional experiences. For therapists, counselors or psychologists working with people who are deaf and their families, or anyone interested in gaining more knowledge on deafness.

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A treatment of the major issues affecting the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as their families. In addition to describing current practice and research, Schirmer (Kent State U.) includes personal essays that illustrate concepts and trends. Intended for professionals and students preparing for roles in education, counseling, rehabilitation, interpreting, and speech and hearing science. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205175130
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/20/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 746,823
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with “Summary and Concluding Thoughts.”



Types and Causes of Hearing Loss.

Assessment of Hearing.


Amplification and Approaches to Providing Sound.

2.Parents and Families.

Response to Diagnosis.

Communication between Parents and Their Deaf Child.

Nonverbal Interaction.

Attitude, Attachment, and Coping.

Child Behavior and Discipline.

Educational Achievement.


Deaf Parents and Hearing Children.

Parent Support Groups.

3.Language, Communication, and Culture.

Language Acquisition.

Reading and Writing.

Communication with Technology.


4.Cognitive Abilities.



Cognitive Development.

Cognition and Language.

Thinking Processes and Skills.

5.Personal and Social Development.

Identity and Personality.

Morals, Ethics, and Values.

Social Integration and Social Skills.

Social Status and Roles.

Personal and Social Development through the Life Span.

6.Mental Health.




Intimacy and Sexuality.

Emotional and Behavioral Problems.

Counseling and Therapy.

Mental Health Professionals.


Educational Placement Options.

Communication Methods.

Teaching Strategies and Curriculum.


Students with Special Needs.

Roles and Competencies of Professionals.

8.Economic and Occupational Opportunities.

Post-Secondary Education.



Sources of Information.

Areas of Assessment.

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