Raising and Educating a Deaf Child

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

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Parents of a deaf child, like the parents of any child who has special needs, wants answers to what seem to be some simple and straightforward questions like What kind of school is best? and Will my child be able to get a good job?. Regrettably, these questions are not as simple as they appear, and parents sometimes get contradictory information from professionals who are supposed to have the answers. Growing up Deaf answers some of these questions, while also providing a readable and comprehensive examination of deafness. Marc Marschark provides a survey of what we currently know about the language, social, and intellectual development of deaf children, and extensively considers the educational and practical issues confronting them and their families, He argues the need to accept the many differences among deaf children and between deaf and hearing children without viewing these differences as deficiencies of disabilities that need to be "corrected". This book focuses on broad issues, such as alternatives for effective communication, the importance of diverse social experiences, and the need for consistency in parenting. Growing Up Deaf challenges our assumptions about what deaf children can and cannot do and explores new avenues to allow them to reach their potentials.show more

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  • Hardback | 255 pages
  • 160.8 x 241.8 x 24.1mm | 552.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 9 line figures
  • 0195094670
  • 9780195094671

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. 1: A Deaf Child in the Family. 2: Practical Aspects of Being Deaf. 3: Communicating with the Deaf. 4: Early Interactions: The Roots of Childhood. 5: Language Development. 6: Going to School. 7: Learning to Read and Write. 8: Intelligence, Achievement, and Creativity. 9: Deaf Children to Deaf Adults. 10: Where Do We Go From Here?. Appendixshow more

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"Marschark has written a comprehensive, readable, and entertaining book; and many parents, particularly hearing parents ... should find answers to many of the questions they have."--Disability Studies Quarterlyshow more

About Marc Marschark

About the Author: Marc Marschark is Director of the Center for Research, Teaching, and Learning at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology. A professor and research psychologist, his books include Relations of Language and Thought: The view from sign language and deaf children (1997), Psychological Development of Deaf Children (1993) and Psychological Perspectives on Deafness (1993).show more

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