Orientation to Deafness

ISBN-10: 0205328016

ISBN-13: 9780205328017

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Nanci A. Scheetz

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This unique sourcebook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of deafness and the development of deaf individuals from birth through adulthood. Not only does the text focus on educational perspectives, psychosocial precepts, communication modes, vocational opportunities, support services, and recent technological advances, it provides the reader with insights into one of the fastest growing populations today the deafened adult. Orientation to Deafness provides insights into the psychosocial development of Deaf children of Deaf parents, as well as deaf children of hearing parents. Throughout the chapters, myths surrounding deafness are dispelled and the salient characteristics of Deaf culture that lie at the heart of the Deaf community are examined. Special attention is given to the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism, and recent advances in hearing aids, modern technology, and an annotated list of support services are provided. The broad scope of subject matter presented allows for flexibility and provides fresh material for new approaches to basic courses within the field of deaf education. This excellent introductory text is also a teaching-learning vehicle basic concepts and illustrations are repeated in different contexts to promote comprehension and enhance retention. Designed as a source book on the many dimensions of deafness, Orientation to Deafness is dedicated to providing a panoramic view of a complex field rather than an in-depth analysis of each major dimension.
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List price: $158.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 342
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

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
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
Family Dynamics
Reflections on Having a Deaf Son: One Father's Perspective
Dealing with the Diagnosis of Deafness
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Deafness and the World of Work
Barriers to Employment
Vocational Development, Assessment, and Career Exploration
Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Opportunities for Minorities and Deaf Individuals with Special Needs
Future Employment Trends
Deaf Individuals with Special Needs
Prevalence of Additional Conditions
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children with Special Needs: Cognitive/Intellectual Conditions
Physical Conditions
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
Support Services
Support Personnel
Organizations and Agencies
Deaf Service Centers
Technical Aids: Special Equipment and Products
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