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Literacy and Your Deaf Child : What Every Parent Should Know

Literacy and Your Deaf Child : What Every Parent Should Know - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1563681363

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ISBN13: 978-1563681363
ISBN10: 1563681366
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Published: 2003
International: No

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Literacy and Your Deaf Child : What Every Parent Should Know - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1563681363

David A. Stewart and Bryan R. Clarke

ISBN13: 978-1563681363
ISBN10: 1563681366
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

In the modern world, success depends upon literacy, a fact especially true for deaf children who, if they read and write well, can take full advantage of e-mail, the Internet, and other communication innovations. Literacy and Your Deaf Child: What Every Parent Should Know provides parents with the means to ensure that their deaf or hard of hearing child becomes a proficient reader and writer. In nine chapters, parents will learn about the relationship of language to reading and writing, including the associated terminology, the challenges that deaf children face, and the role of schools. They'll also learn activities that they can engage in at home that will strengthen their children's reading and writing capabilities.

Literacy and Your Deaf Child begins by introducing some common concepts, among them the importance of parental involvement in a deaf child's education. It outlines how children acquire language and describes the auditory and visual links to literacy. With this information parents can make informed decisions regarding hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, and sign communication, all of which can have a marked influence on their child's language development. Parents will discover how to create environments at home and in their community for fostering their child's literacy, especially in school by learning how to work closely with their child's teachers. The book also refers throughout to the developmental link between American Sign Language and English literacy for children who use sign communication, making it the best guide available for all deaf children and their parents.

Table of Contents

Preface
1 What's All This Talk about Literacy?
2 How Do Children Acquire Language?
3 An Auditory Link to Language
4 A Visual Link to Language
5 It All Begins with Experience
6 Literacy in the World of TV
7 Reading
8 Writing
9 Working with Schools
Bibliography
Index

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