Orientation to Deafness

ISBN-10: 0205134386
ISBN-13: 9780205134380
Edition: 1st 1993
Authors: Nanci A. Scheetz
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Description: Sheetz (Valdosta State U.) furnishes insights into the world of the deaf for future and current educators who work with clients ranging from infants through college students and students entering interpreting and social work, a foundation. Her  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Sheetz (Valdosta State U.) furnishes insights into the world of the deaf for future and current educators who work with clients ranging from infants through college students and students entering interpreting and social work, a foundation. Her information might also be appreciated by parents and deafened adults. She discusses the psychosocial perspective, the art of hearing, family dynamics, education, reading, work, myths and misconceptions, morals and values, hearing aids, support services, and other dimensions. The first edition appeared in 1993. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Preface
A Psychosocial Perspective of Deafness
Outside the Deaf World: A Hearing Perspective of the Disability
Impact of Deafness on Psychosocial Development: Relating to Those Around Us
A Look at Erikson's Developmental Model as It Applies to Deafness
The Deaf Culture
Summary
The Art of Hearing
The Propagation of Sound
The External Ear
The Middle Ear
The Inner Ear
The Physiology of Hearing
Causes of Auditory Dysfunction
Audiological Evaluation
Summary
Family Dynamics
Reflections on Having a Deaf Son: One Father's Perspective
Dealing with the Diagnosis of Deafness
Summary
The Educational Environment
Modes of Communication
Educational Environments for Deaf Children
Special Schools
Regular Education Programs
Residential School Placement
Deaf Students Mainstreamed into Public Schools
Effect of Language Acquisition and Development
Spoken Language Development
Postsecondary Educational Settings
Postsecondary Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the United States
Summary
Modes of Communication
Components of the Communication System
History of American Sign Language
Contact Signing (CS)--a Language Bridging the Gap
Manually Coded English Systems
Rochester Method
Total Communication
Oral Communication
Cued Speech
Written Forms of Communication: Language-Teaching Systems
Written Communication Samples--a Look at Deaf Adults Today
Summary
The Art of Reading
Learning to Read
The Impact of Deafness on Reading Development
Strategies for Enhancing Reading Through a Multisensory Approach
Applying Reading Principles to the Classroom
Summary
Cognition and Intellectual Functioning
Theories of Cognitive Development
Effects of Deafness on Cognitive Development
Intelligence Testing
Intellectual Testing and Deafness
Administering Intelligence Tests to Deaf Individuals
Summary
Moral Reasoning and Values Clarification
Developing a Moral Code
A Structural-Developmental Theory of Moral Development
The Impact of Deafness on Moral Development
Assessing Levels of Moral Reasoning in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
Liberation from Adult Constraints: Impact of Parental Discipline Techniques
The Use of Discipline and the Methods of Communication
Additional Insights into Deafness and Moral Development
Social Learning and Values Clarification
Deafness, Social Learning, and Values Clarification
Summary
The Deafened Adult
Characteristics of Older Adults
Physiological Changes Due to the Aging Process
Communication Issues Relevant to the Deafened Adult
A Psychosocial Perspective of Deafness Throughout the Senior Years
Rehabilitation for the Deafened Adult
Support Groups for the Deafened Adult
Summary
Myths and Misconceptions
Deaf People Can't Hear Anything
Myths Surrounding the Causes of Hearing Loss
All Deaf People Can Read Lips
Can Deaf People Read?
Deaf People Can't Talk
All Deaf Children Have Deaf Parents
Deaf Children Can't Attend School
Hearing Aids Enable Deaf People to Hear Speech
All Deaf People Wish They Could Hear
Deaf People Are Not as Intelligent as Hearing People
Deaf People Can't Drive
Deaf Individuals Have More Serious Emotional Problems than Hearing People
Deaf People Can't Work
All Deaf People Know Sign Language
Deaf People Are Very Quiet
Summary
Deafness and the World of Work
Barriers to Employment
Vocational Development, Assessment, and Career Exploration
Vocational Rehabilitation
Employment
Underemployment
Vocational Opportunities for Minorities and Deaf Individuals with Special Needs
Future Employment Trends
Summary
Deaf Individuals with Special Needs
Prevalence of Additional Conditions
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Special Needs: Cognitive/Intellectual Conditions
Physical Conditions
Summary
Hearing Aids and Modern Technology
The Hearing Evaluation
The Function and Components of Hearing Aids
Types of Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid Orientation
Group Listening Systems
Individual Amplification Systems
Additional Devices for Individuals Who Experience Difficulty Hearing
Summary
Support Services
Support Personnel
Organizations and Agencies
Deaf Service Centers
Technical Aids: Special Equipment and Products
Summary
References
Index

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