Try Your Hand at This

Author: Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461712394
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide demonstrates everything from how to set up programming involving sign language for all ages, to dealing with and paying interpreters, and from publicizing programs to the public and within the deaf community, to evaluating and improving 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 indispensable for all library personnel looking to reach out to the deaf 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.

Many Ways of Hearing

Author: Claire Blatchford
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825127915
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Progresses from the mechanics of hearing and the physics of sound to the loss of hearing and the ways in which we acquire knowledge--or "hear"--through our other senses :: Progresses from the mechanics of hearing and the physics of sound to the loss of hearing and the ways in which we acquire knowledge--or hear--through our other senses

Handbook of Communication and People With Disabilities

Author: Dawn O. Braithwaite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135675805
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Handbook represents the first comprehensive collection of research on communication and people with disabilities. The editors have brought together original contributions focusing on the identity, social, and relationship adjustments faced by people with disabilities and those with whom they relate. Essays report on topics across the communication spectrum--interpersonal and relationship issues, people with disabilities in organizational settings, disability and culture, media and technologies, communication issues as they impact specific types of disabilities--and establish a future agenda for communication and disability research. Each chapter provides a state-of-the-art literature review, practical applications of the material, and keywords and discussion questions to facilitate classroom use. In providing an outlet for current research on communication and disability issues, this unique collection contributes to the lives of people with and without disabilities, helping them to improve their own communication and relationships. Intended for readers in communication, psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, social work, special education, gerontology, and related disciplines, this handbook is certain to augment further theory and research, as well as offer insights for both personal and professional relationships.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing Allied Health

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe
Publisher: Gale Group
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This encyclopedia will provide overview essays in five major subject areas: body systems and functions, issues and theories, techniques and practices, devices and equipment, and treatments and therapies. A key terms box accompanies all major entries.