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Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students to Use Spoken Language

Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students to Use Spoken Language
A Guide for Educators and Families

July 2007 | 224 pages | Corwin
Written by an experienced author and acknowledged leader in the field, this book is:

· A single, authoritative source for spoken language foundations, curriculum guides, and best practices

· Materials have been tried-and-tested with the deaf and hard of hearing, their teachers and practising professionals

· Each chapter includes chapter objectives, questions, summaries, case-studies, problems, bibliographies and appendices.

Foreword (by Mary Ellen Nevins, EdD)
About the Authors
Part 1: The Art of Intervention
1. Listening and Spoken Language Interventions: A Model and Activities for Helping Children
Listening Challenges That Children Must Overcome

Model of Auditory, Speech, and Language Development


2. Early Detection and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers
Early Detection and Intervention

Necessary Services for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

How Listening Develops in Infants and Toddlers

How Infants Develop Spoken Language

How Toddlers Develop Spoken Language

Interventions for Babies

Applying the Model With Babies

Interventions for Toddlers

Applying the Model With Toddlers

If a Child Is Not Making Measurable Progress

The Need for Flexible Models


3. Intervention for Preschoolers
Collaborating With Service Providers

What You Need to Know About a Child's Hearing Loss

What You Need to Know About Previous Intervention

What You Need to Know About Listening Technology

What You Need to Know About a Child With No Prior Services

Planning and Implementing Instruction and Interventions

Factors to Consider When Planning Lessons

Techniques to Use When Conducting a Lesson

Interventions for Preschoolers

Applying the Model With Preschoolers


4. Interventions for Children in the Primary Grades
A Typical Day in the Life of the Young Student With a Hearing Loss

The Effects of Hearing Loss in the Classroom

Assessing a Child's Present Levels of Performance

The Multidisciplinary Team of Professionals Who Can Assist the Teacher

Readiness for School

Instructional Considerations

Interventions for Children in the Primary Grades

Applying the Model With Kindergartners and Early Elementary Children


5. Developing Literacy Skills in Children With Hearing Losses
Learning to Read

Effective Approaches to Reading

Using Reading to Develop Language - A Paradox


Implications for the Special Education Teacher

Implications for the General Education Teacher


The Literacy Team


Part 2: The Science of Intervention
6. How Children Hear and Talk: Fundamentals of Listening and Speaking
The Speech Chain

Linguistic Level

Physiological Level: The Physiology of Speech

Physiological Level: The Physiology of Hearing

Acoustic Level

Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, and Assistive Listening Devices

Classroom Acoustics - Increasing the Child's Ability to Hear and Understand the Teacher and Peers

Daily Device Monitoring: Your Responsibility

How to Give the Ling Sound Check


Resource A: Organizations and Agencies Serving Children With Hearing Losses
Resource B: Assessments
Resource C: Sound-Object Associations (by Ellen A. Rhoades, EdS)
Resource D: Commercially Available Curriculum Guides and Materials

"Great for parents, people entering the field of audiology, teaching the deaf, or anyone unfamiliar with hearing loss."

Roberta Agar-Jacobsen, Teacher of the Deaf
Tacoma Public Schools, WA

"The way the many complexities of speech are discussed, explained, and addressed is very reader-friendly, easy to understand, and accessible."

Sherilyn Renner, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bozeman Public Schools, MT

"Real-world examples that reinforce teachings accompany analytical and framework viewpoints, making this a valuable library reference and text recommended for student teaching classrooms and college-level educator's libraries alike."

The Bookwatch, September 2007

“Designed to enlighten educators, parents, and professionals serving children with hearing loss. However, the novice is likely to gain immense insight from this text because of its readability and excellent descriptions of language acquisition in a range of situations. The techniques explained are supported by research, and the authors have done a good job of highlighting appropriate interventions to help students succeed.”

PsycCRITIQUES, January 2008, Vol. 53(4)
American Psychological Association

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