Raising and Educating a Deaf Child: A Comprehensive Guide to the Choices, Controversies, and Decisions Faced by Parents and Educators / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of this guide offers a readable, comprehensive summary of everything a parent or teacher would want to know about raising and educating a deaf child. It covers topics ranging from what it means to be deaf to the many ways that the environments of home and school can influence a deaf child's chances for success in academic and social circles. The new edition provides expanded coverage of cochlear implants, spoken language, mental health, and educational issues relating to deaf children enrolled in integrated and separate settings. Marschark makes sense of the most current educational and scientific literature, and also talks to deaf children, their parents, and deaf adults about what is important to them.

Raising and Educating a Deaf Child is not a "how to" book or one with all the "right" answers for raising a deaf child; rather, it is a guide through the conflicting suggestions and programs for raising deaf children, as well as the likely implications of taking one direction or the other.

"...presents information in a readable summary so parents of deaf children, who are often born to hearing parents, can learn how to raise their child without feeling overwhelmed and confused by the seemingly daunting task ahead of them."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195376159
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Marschark is a Professor and Director of the Center for Education Research Partnerships at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His books include Psychological Development of Deaf Children (1993), Educating Deaf Students: From Research to Practice, with H. Lang and J. Albertini (2002), Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education, with R. Peterson and E. Winston (2005), Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children, with P. E. Spencer (2006), and Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children, with B. Schick and P. E. Spencer (2006). Marschark is also Editor of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, published by Oxford University Press.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 A Deaf Child in the Family 3
2 Practical Aspects of Being Deaf 21
3 Communicating with Deaf Children 46
4 Early Interactions: The Roots of Childhood 72
5 Language Development 87
6 Going to School 109
7 Learning to Read and Write 133
8 Intelligence, Achievement, and Creativity 151
9 Deaf Children to Deaf Adults 167
10 Where Do We Go from Here? 185
Glossary 191
Information Sources and Organizations Serving Deaf Children 197
Suggested Readings 215
Everyday Signs 221
Index 231
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  • Posted May 15, 2009

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    Fantastic Resource

    This is a fantastic resource for hearing parents who have a deaf or hard-of-hearing child. Very detailed, the author covers every area thinkable in a non biased and helpful way.

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