The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child : A Family-Centred Approach to Early Education
This work shows that, with advances in technology and an emphasis on infant screening, deaf and hard of hearing children are being identified at an early age - expanding the need for knowledge about early intervention and education for these young children and their families. It aims to help early interventionists, education professionals, speech-language pathologists, and students navigate complex issues. Readers will: learn to consider the family, community, and cultural and linguistic contexts of young deaf children; explore key language and communication issues, including parent-child interactions, early literacy development, and the impact of technology; look at specific educational factors, such as inclusive practices and the challenges of identifying and educating deaf children with multiple disabilities; examine major family-centred issues, such as family rights, support, and advocacy; learn about available services for screening, assessment, intervention, educational programming, and programme evaluation; and gain insight from research models that focus on early intervention, team approaches to early education, and early signs of literacy.
- Paperback | 502 pages
- 152 x 235 x 32mm | 703g
- 15 Jul 2003
- Brookes Publishing Co
- Baltimore, United States
Table of contents
Part I The Family: The Deaf Child In The Family; Support For Mparents - Promoting Visual Attention And Literacy In A Changing World; Family Rights, Legislation, And Policies - What Professionals Need To Know To Promote Family Involvement And Advocacy. Part II Program Foundations: Identification Of Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss Through Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programmes; Family-Centred Developmental Assessment; Programmes And Services For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children And Their Families; Evaluation Of Early Intervention Programmes. Part III Challenges In Early Education: The Hard Of Hearing Child - The Importance Of Appropriate Programming; Inclusion Of Young Children Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing; Educating Young Deaf Children With Multiple Disabilities. Part IV Language And Communication: Parent-Child Interaction - Implications For Intervention And Development; Language And Literacy Development In Deaf Children - Implications Of A Sociocultural Perspective; Technology - Its Impact On Education And The Future. (Part Contents).
"Effective, interesting and comprehensive ... successfully integrates current research and practical applications in a style that is engaging for readers."--Pamela Winton, Ph.D."Senior Scientist and Director of Outreach, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina" (01/01/2003)