Raising and Educating a Deaf Child

Raising and Educating a Deaf Child

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This book is the second edition of of a comprehensive guide to the questions and challenges involved in raising and educating a deaf child. The first edition was carefully objective, avoiding the pitfalls of both "political correctness" and "political bias" that plague many volumes in this field. Indeed, that edition was written at the personal request of Ed Barry, who was hoping for a book that he and his sister (the mother of a deaf child) could understand. The book is however, also being used as a required text in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses around the country. The proposed second edition will bring readers up to date on some of the dramatic changes that have happened in the field over the past eight years, including Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, cochlear implants, increasing emphasis on inclusive education for deaf children, high-stakes testing, and significant advances in research concerning language and learning by deaf children (e.g. theory of mind, visuospatial processing, and cognitive underpinnings of educational interventions). By including spoken language, alternative language intervention programs, and more information on outcomes from various educational placement alternatives, this edition will correct oversights in the first edition. This edition will also include citations to the most important and potentially interesting references, and additional information that parents have been requesting from Marschark and his colleagues around the country.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 160 x 238.8 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 11 black and white photographs, 8 line illustrations
  • 0195314581
  • 9780195314588

About Marc Marschark

Marc Marschark is a Professor and Director of the Center for Education Research Partnerships at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His books include Psychological Development of Deaf Children (1993), Educating Deaf Students: From Research to Practice, with H. Lang and J. Albertini (2002), Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education, with R. Peterson and E. Winston (2005), Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children, with P. E. Spencer (2006), and Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children, with B. Schick and P. E. Spencer (2006). Marschark is also Editor of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, published by Oxford University Press.show more

Table of contents

1. A Deaf Child in the Family; 2. Practical Aspects of Deafness; 3. Communicating with Deaf Children; 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?show more

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"Marschark has illuminated the complex issues related to language and literacy learning for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This book will encourage greater discussion of these issues as we work to ensure that all children with hearing loss have access to learning environments that allow them to reach their fullest potential." --K. Todd Houston, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing"Complex issues are rarely susceptible to explanation in everyday language. In Marc Marscharks hands they are! Marschark skillfully describes, contrasts, and compares as he guides readers through the field of education of deaf children. He draws on his thorough knowledge of the research literature and provides readers with extensive reference citations of journal articles, books, and research reports. Truly, this is a book for everyone with a stake in raising and educating a deaf child." --Greg Leigh, Chair, The Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children / The University of Newcastle, Australia"If you want a thought-provoking book on how to raise and educate a deaf child, this is it. Marc Marschark leaves no stones unturned in his endeavor to distill the full gamut of current research on the developing deaf child into readable form. He describes multiple complex issues related to diagnosis, additional disabilities, language development, use of visual and auditory information, and educational/psychosocial implications. Parents will get a compendium of information that will help them with the goal of facilitating the development of a psychologically healthy deaf child. Emerging professionals in the field of deafness will internalize a foundation for what hopefully will be a life-long process of learning what works best and why as they interact with deaf individuals and their families." --Irene W. Leigh, Professor of Psychology, Gallaudet University"Marschark's newest installment takes on some tough questions and answers them from a research-based point of view. A definitive work for parents seeking a deeper understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf culture." -- Leeanne Seaver, Executive Director, Hands & Voices National"This is a masterfully written book that addresses key issues parents face in raising a child who is deaf. Marschark has an amazing knowledge of the literature on deafness which he uses to address the difficult and controversial decisions parents face in terms of the education, communication, and socialization of their deaf children. He does this in an objective manner that is clear, concise, and comprehensive. Must reading for parents and professionals in the field. " --McCay Vernon, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, McDonald Collegeshow more

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