The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child : A Family-Centred Approach to Early Education

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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.
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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 32mm | 703g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 1557665796
  • 9781557665799
  • 3,377,503

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).
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"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)
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