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Author Marschark, Marc.

Title Raising and educating a deaf child / Marc Marschart
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997


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Description xx, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Sandy Harvey -- 1. A Deaf Child in the Family -- 2. Practical Aspects of Being Deaf -- 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? -- Information Sources and Organizations Serving Deaf Children
Summary In Raising and Educating a Deaf Child, Marc Marschark offers parents and teachers a readable and comprehensive summary including everything a parent would want to know about growing up deaf. Parents of a deaf child, like the parents of any child, want to know the answers to some apparently straightforward questions, such as "What kind of school will provide my child with the best education?" "What language experience is best for my child, sign or speech?" "Will my child be able to get a good job?" Marschark addresses these questions and more, with topics ranging from what it means to be deaf and the uniqueness of Deaf culture to the medical causes of early hearing loss, from technological aids for the deaf such as TTYs and cochlear implants to the educational and social opportunities available to deaf children. He describes the many ways that the environment of home and school can influence a deaf child's chances for success in both academic and social circles. Above all, he emphasizes the need for early detection of hearing loss and the importance of being able to communicate with deaf children from a very early age, recommending that parents of deaf children learn sign language and use it often. This is not a "how to" book or one with all the "right" answers for raising a deaf child. This is a guide through the many conflicting suggestions and programs for raising deaf children, as well as the likely implications of taking one direction or the other
Notes Subtitle on dust-jacket: A comprehensive guide to the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by parents and educators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index
Subject Deaf children -- Education.
Deaf children -- Language.
Deaf children.
Deafness in children.
Parents of children with disabilities.
Parents of deaf children.
LC no. 96005504
ISBN 0195094670 (alk. paper)