Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families : Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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A "must-have" for every professional studying or working with the families of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers, Dr. Marilyn Sass-Lehrer provides readers with the evidence-based knowledge needed to implement interdisciplinary and collaborative early interventional programming for professionals and students.

Featuring a collaborative team of expert contributors across a variety of backgrounds and disciplines - including educators, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and health care providers - Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families presents students and specialists with the fundamental knowledge they need to effectively design and deliver care to this population.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 172 x 234 x 26mm | 510g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199957746
  • 9780199957743
  • 980,736

Table of contents

Manfred Hintermair

Marilyn Sass-Lehrer

List of Contributors

Part I. Early Intervention Foundations

1. What Every Early Intervention Professional Should Know
Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Mary Pat Moeller, and Arlene Stredler-Brown

2. Developing and Sustaining Exemplary Practice Through Professional Learning
Mary Ellen Nevins and Marilyn Sass-Lehrer

3. Families: Partnerships in Practice
Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Ann Porter, and Cheryl L. Wu

4. Legislation, Policies and Role of Research in Shaping Early Intervention
Barbara Raimondo and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano

5. Collaboration with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities
Paula Pittman, Beth S. Benedict, Stephanie Olson, and Marilyn Sass-Lehrer

Part II. Early Intervention Practices

6. Getting Started: Hearing Screening, Evaluation and Next Steps
Rachel St. John, Linda R. Lytle, Debra B. Nussbaum, and Angela Shoup

7. Developmental Assessment
Amy Szarkowski and Nicole Hutchinson

8. Collaboration for Communication, Language and Cognitive Development
Maribel Garate and Susan Lenihan

9. Individualized Family Service Plans and Programming
Rosemary J. Gallegos, Kristi Halus, and Jodee Crace

10. Early Intervention in Challenging National Contexts
Claudine Stoerbeck and Alys Young
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Review quote

"This book will serve as an invaluable resource to those who serve or are planning on serving families who have young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This book captures the essence of the principles and guidelines of early intervention for this population and takes a big picture view of good intervention, and then narrows it down for practical application for the individual provider serving an individual family and child. As a parent myself, I often refer
to my daughter's early intervention provider as 'Our Lifeline' in those early years. This book dissects in a thorough and research based manner exactly what that means. "
-Janet DesGeorges, Executive Director, Hands & Voices "Having embraced newborn screening for hearing sensitivity across the country and in many countries across the world, the promise of early identification of children who are deaf or hard of hearing is fulfilled only if access to language stimulation and timely and effective medical, audiological, and family-centered intervention services are provided. Marilyn Sass-Lehrer describes the principles which are the keys to fulfilling that promise. This new text covers
theoretical and practical information that will be valuable for a wide audience of readers. "
-Terrell A. Clark, Director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Pediatric Psychologist; University Lecturer in Child Development
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About Marilyn Sass-Lehrer

Marilyn Sass-Lehrer is Professor of Education at Gallaudet University and Co-Director of its Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. She has published and presented internationally on topics related to early intervention. She is co-author of Parents and Their Deaf Children: The Early Years (2003) and co-editor of The Young Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child: A Family-Centered Approach to
Early Education (2003).
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