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

ISBN-10: 0195376153
ISBN-13: 9780195376159
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Marc Marschark
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Book details

List price: $12.49
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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 caninfluence 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 themost 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.

Marc Marschark is a Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where he is Director of the Center for Education Research Partnerships. He has written or edited over 20 books and published over 100 articles and chapters. His current research focuses on relations of language and learning by deaf children and adults in formal and informal educational settings. Peter C. Hauser is an Associate Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. A deaf clinical neuropsychologist, he is the director of the Deaf Studies Laboratory (DSL) where he supervises deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students who obtain hands-on experience developing, running, and analyzing experimental psychological studies.

Foreword
A Deaf Child in the Family
A View From Within
Big D and Little d
Hearing Loss Versus Hearing Impairment
Sign Language
A Deaf Child in the Family
The Importance of Language
Growing Up Deaf: Differences Versus Deficiencies
Family Adjustment to Early Childhood Hearing Loss
Early Intervention
Final Comments
Practical Aspects of Being Deaf
In the Lands of the Deaf
Describing the Deaf Population
Causes and Consequences of Early Hearing Loss
Mechanisms of Hearing
Mechanisms of Hearing Loss
Degrees of Hearing Loss
Causes of Hearing Loss
Deaf Children With Other Needs
Early Identification of Hearing Losses
Identifying Hearing Loss Early
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Challenges
Hearing Aids and Related Technology
Hearing Aids
Loop, Infrared, and FM Systems
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cochlear Implants
How Implants Work
A Brief History of Cochlear Implant Technology
Who Benefits From Cochlear Implants?
Long-Term Effects of Cochlear Implants
Technological Tools for Deaf People
TTYs and Pagers
Relay Services and Webcams
Captioning
Final Comments
Communicating With Deaf Children
Availability of Sign Language for Deaf Children
About Signed Languages
A Brief History of American Sign Language
Components of Signs and Signed Languages
Alternative Forms of Sign Communication
Pidgin Signed English and Contact Sign
Signed English
Seeing Essential English (SEE1)
Signing Exact English (SEE2)
Spoken Language
Speech Training and Speech Assessment
Oral Methods
Cued Speech
Final Comments
Early Interactions: The Roots of Childhood
Origins of Social Relations
Early Interactions Have Far-Reaching Effects
Accepting Childhood Deafness
The Show Must Go On
Attachment: Mother and Child Reunion
Looking Beyond the Earliest Relationships
The Importance of Play
Final Comments
Language Development
Do Deaf Babies Babble?
Vocal Babbling by Deaf Infants
Manual Babbling?
Gestures and Signs
First Signs, First Words
Growing Vocabularies
Learning to Fingerspell
Does Learning to Sign Affect Learning to Speak?
Does Signing Remove a Deaf Child's Motivation to Speak?
How Can Deaf Children Function in Society If They Cannot Speak?
How Does Not Being Able to Speak Affect Learning in School?
Signs and Words in the Same Child
Putting It All Together
Learning to Use Sign Efficiently
Deaf Children's Exposure to Social Language
Final Comments
Going to School
Educating Deaf Children
Legal Issues Confronting the Education of Deaf Children
Educational Program Alternatives
Preschool Programs
Schools for the Deaf, Residential Schools, and Separate School Programs
Public School Mainstreaming and Inclusion
Bilingual Programs
Postsecondary Education for Deaf Students
Academic Support Services
Interpreting
Note Taking
Real-Time Text
Other Support Considerations
Educational Implications of Alternative School Placements
Psychological Implications of Alternative School Placements
Final Comments
Learning to Read and Write
What Is Reading?
What Makes Some Deaf Children (but Not Others) Good Readers?
Deaf Children of Deaf Parents
Phonological Knowledge and Spelling
Vocabulary Knowledge and Knowledge of the World
Understanding Grammar
Thinking About Reading
Deaf Children's Writing
The Impact of Social and Emotional Factors on Literacy
Final Comments
Intelligence, Academic Achievement, and Creativity
Understanding Intelligence
Language, Thought, and Intelligence
Confounding Factors in Intelligence
The Language Issue
Physiological and Psychological Contributions
Understanding Other Minds
Striving for Success
Measuring Academic Achievement
Creativity and Flexibility
What Is Creativity?
Nonverbal Creativity of Deaf Children
Verbal Creativity of Deaf Children
Do Deaf Children Have Special Visual Skills?
Final Comments
Deaf Children to Deaf Adults
Personality and Emotional Growth During the School Years
Living With Parents, Peers, and Siblings
Interactions With Peers
Influences of Brothers and Sisters
Understanding the Feelings and Values of Others
Mental Health
Are Deaf Children Impulsive?
Learning Disability
Final Comments
Where Do We Go From Here?
Being a Parent of a Deaf Child
Notes
References
Index

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