Understanding Deaf Culture

Author: Dr. Paddy Ladd
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847696899
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a ‘Traveller’s Guide’ to Deaf Culture, starting from the premise that Deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside Deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of Deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the concepts of culture, on their own terms and in their many guises and to apply these to Deaf communities. The author illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for those communities by the medical concept of ‘deafness’ and contrasts this with his new concept of “Deafhood”, a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Author: Thomas K. Holcomb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199777543
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduction to American Deaf Culture provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be Deaf in contemporary hearing society. The book offers an overview of Deaf art, literature, history, and humor, and touches on political, social and cultural themes.

Deaf People

Author: Jean F. Andrews
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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Deaf People: Evolving Perspectives in Psychology, Sociology, and Education is an examination of the psychology of the Deaf community through history, current topics, and the personal experiences of the three deaf authors. This text provides a unique perspective in that the topic—psychology and deaf people—is typically presented through the hearing person's perspective. The deaf person's perspective as this book demonstrates is important because it is the deaf community that is most impacted by the decisions professionals make, whether in school in the clinic or in the family. Case studies are presented throughout the text to demonstrate real life issues and end of chapter study questions help reinforce chapter concepts.

Try Your Hand at This

Author: Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461712394
Format: PDF, Kindle
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American Sign Language is more than just an assortment of gestures. It is a full-fledged unique language, with all the characteristics of such. This helpful and user-friendly guide for librarians and other library personnel involved in library programming demonstrates everything from how to set up programming involving sign language for all ages to dealing with and paying interpreters. The book also discusses how to publicize programs to the public and within the deaf community and how to evaluate and improve the library's sign language collection. Kathy MacMillan's impressive understanding and knowledge of the deaf community and the importance of sign language_as well as her exceptional handling of the numerous erroneous myths about deafness and sign language that are, unfortunately, still often current_make this handbook an indispensable tool for all library personnel looking to reach out to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

You and Your Deaf Child

Author: John W. Adams
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680601
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Completely rewritten and expanded, You and Your Deaf Child helps parents deal with their emotions in learning that their child is deaf or hard of hearing, and it also allows them to explore how they interact as a family. This down-to-earth book focuses on such topics as feelings about hearing loss, the importance of communication in the family, and effective behavior management. Many chapters contain practice activities and questions to help parents retain new skills, while the appendices include references, general resources, checklists, and guidelines for evaluating educational programs. Once parents have worked through You and Your Deaf Child, this friendly guide can be referred to for specific information and advice as different situations arise.

A journey into the deaf world

Author: Harlan L. Lane
Publisher: Dawnsign Press
ISBN:
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Looks at the world of the deaf in America and discusses deaf culture, the education of deaf children, useful technology, and the integration of deaf people into the society at large