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



May 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)
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

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

 
Effective Approaches to Reading

 
Using Reading to Develop Language - A Paradox

 
Assessment

 
Implications for the Special Education Teacher

 
Implications for the General Education Teacher

 
Intervention

 
The Literacy Team

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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
 
References
 
Index

"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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword & Preface

Chapter 1


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Susan Easterbrooks

Dr. Susan R. Easterbrooks is a Professor of Deaf Education in the Educational Psychology Department in the College of Education at Georgia State University and has been active in the field of deaf education for over 30 years. Dr. Easterbrooks has been a teacher, clinician, administrator, school psychologist, lecturer, and consultant and has authored numerous articles, chapters, and books on the education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She has participated actively on various local, state, and national committees. She currently serves as chair of the committee revising Knowledge and Skills Needed by Teachers of the Deaf and... More About Author

Ellen L. Estes

Ellen L. Estes is the Coordinator of the Katherine Hamm Center, an auditory-oral program for children with hearing losses at the Atlanta Speech School (www.atlantaspeechschool.org). She has taught children with hearing losses for 30 years. She is a past-Chair of the International Professional Section of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has written articles, conducted workshops, and advised schools throughout the country on many aspects of the language and literacy development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She resides in Powder Springs, Georgia with her children and two very bad dogs. More About Author

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