Choices in Deafness

Choices in Deafness

A Parents' Guide to Communication Options

Book - 2007
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Since 1987 the preeminent guide to communications options, Choices in Deafness is now extensively revised and updated to provide comprehensive information to parents of children with deafness and hearing impairment. The book presents unbiased portraits of 5 communication options: Auditory-Verbal, ASL-English Bilingual, Cued Speech, Auditory-Oral and Total Communication. The authors cover such topics as assessment, diagnosis, medical and audiological treatments, the latest types of cochlear implants, educational methods, and technological devices. New Chapters on the following subjects make this guide more complete than ever: Universal Newborn Screening; Auditory Neuropathy; Genetic Causes of Deafness; Emotional Outlooks; Educational Programs; Technology; College; Understanding What Hearing Impairments Sound Like. The combination of professional expertise and first-hand accounts from families makes this an essential guide for parents who are navigating the world of communication options.

Baker & Taylor
Tells the stories of deaf and hearing-impaired children, discusses modern treatments, and compares speech, oral, and total communication approaches to the education of the deaf

Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2007
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781890627737
Characteristics: xv, 384 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Sue

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