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Yuki is a typical college student--it's just that she can't hear. A chance encounter on a train leads to a serious crush...but will he give her a chance? A sweet and relatable manga romance from the creator of Shortcake Cake ! Even with a hearing aid, the voices of others are an indistinct blur for Yuki. But she never lets that get in the way of a life full of friends, social media, and cute fashion. One day, she's browsing her phone on train, when a tourist asks her for directions. Yuki nearly panics...until the handsome Itsuomi steps in to help. It turns out her new crush is a friend of a friend, and Yuki's world starts to widen. But even though Itsuomi-kun can speak three languages, sign language isn't one of them. How will Yuki communicate her budding feelings? From the acclaimed author of Shortcake Cake , the hit shojo series with more than a million copies in print, this new work is full of real-life details about Japanese sign language and living without hearing, and it's sure to please fans of romantic stories like A Silent Voice, Kimi ni Todoke, and Love in Focus !

Author: 
suu Morishita (Mangaka group),
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New York : Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, [2021]
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Part Biography and part commentary you will find delightful and engaging stories based on the life experience of a Professor of Deaf Studies. The book explores important aspects of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community of today.

Author: 
Kim Harrell
Imprint: 
[United States] : Fourth Journey Press, 2020
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The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.

Author: 
Roger Fisher
Imprint: 
New York : Penguin, 2011
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"How in the world did a deaf guy become an elected politician?" That's the question almost everyone has when they meet Gary Malkowski and learn that he served as a Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament in the early 1990s.This biography of Malkowski answers all the questions about his early life in Canada and how he came to be a political leader representing thousands of East York (Toronto) residents in Ontario's provincial parliament.Deaf Politician follows Gary from being born deaf into an immigrant, working-class family in Hamilton, Ontario through his education at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC to his community activism and political career in Toronto.This is an inspiring tale of grit and determination.

Author: 
Richard Medugno
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[Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2020
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Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community

To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher.

Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies , the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children.

Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated Get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf Understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication Follow the instructions in the book to access bonus videos online and practice signing along with an instructor

If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast.

Author: 
Adan R. Penilla
Imprint: 
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
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Image description: Colorful abstract backdrop of orange, green, blue, and purple with an equally colorful drawing of a dark-skinned man with a yellow beard, large golden afro, large red nose, and pink glasses with his right arm extended and hand in the universal "I Love You" handshape

J.W., a deaf musician, teaches friends how he communicates and lives in a hearing world. Readers will learn about ASL (American Sign Language) and lip-reading. They will also receive a glimpse into J.W.'s struggles, hidden talents, and how the value of true friendship helps keep the music playing!

Author: 
Myles Hunt
Imprint: 
Ridgewood, NY: sMyles Creative, LLC, 2020
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One day a very special puppy entered my life. I named him Lucas. I quickly discovered that Lucas was not responding to sound. Soon after a diagnostic test confirmed that Lucas is deaf. It's here that our extraordinary journey begins. Often disabilities are perceived as limitations but rarely as opportunities to adapt and engage in the hundreds of other dimensions in a person's life or in this case an animal's life. This book challenges and reframes that perception through the adventures of a deaf dog who embraces who he is, adapts when he needs to and moves on to living his happy and complete. "Lucas Luvs Silence" is told from the light-hearted point-of-view of Lucas who not knowing what sound is, affirms that he doesn't really have time to find out. He's too busy with his other life experiences like playing, jumping, running, eating fetching, exploring, tasting, smelling, snuggling, sleeping, dreaming and much more. 24 full-page colorful illustrations are each coupled with a positive quote from Lucas. These quotes affirm that sounds do not always define or affect the numerous sensory experiences in his life including his rewarding volunteer work as a therapy dog.

Author: 
Gregory Joseph Borowski
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[United States]: Flying Page Publishing, 2021
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Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels his bed rumble when Dad Bear wakes him up in the morning. He feels the floor shake when his teacher stomps to get his attention. But something else is missing, like when his friends tell jokes that he isn't sure he understands, or when all around him Little Bear hears the question, "Can bears ski?" Then, one day, Dad Bear takes him to see an "aud-i-olo-gist," and Little Bear learns that he has been experiencing deafness and will start wearing hearing aids. Soon he figures out what that puzzling refrain is: "Can you hear me?" Little Bear's new world is LOUD and will take some getting used to, but with the love and support of Dad Bear, he will find his way. In this lyrical book, award-winning creators Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar draw on their own experiences to tell Bear's story.

Author: 
Raymond Antrobus
Imprint: 
Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2020
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In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight , and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain--and make accessible--the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The "upstairs brain," which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. 

Author: 
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D,
Imprint: 
New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2012
Picture of Philip Bravin speaking/signing, "success" behind a podium with a lot of microphones; surrounded by students
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In March 1988, students at Gallaudet University led a successful protest to demand the selection of the university's first deaf president. The Deaf President Now (DPN) movement was a watershed event in American deaf history;­ it achieved self-governance for the deaf community and placed Gallaudet in the center of a national media spotlight. Controlling Our Destiny is Philip Bravin's personal perspective of these momentous events. A lifelong member of the deaf community and proud Gallaudet alumnus, Bravin was a member of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees and the chair of the presidential search committee during DPN. Although the deaf community had been strongly advocating for a deaf president to lead the university, the board (which had a hearing majority) selected the lone hearing candidate. Bravin recounts the discussions and decision-making that happened behind the scenes leading up to and following the ill-fated announcement. He reflects on the integrity of the process and the internal conflict he experienced as a deaf person who supported a deaf president yet felt compelled to abide by his duties as a board member. After the protests, his leadership was recognized when he was selected as the first deaf chair of the board. Photographs and documents add depth to Bravin's account, many of which will be seen by the public for the first time. I. King Jordan, the first deaf president of Gallaudet, provides a foreword in which he shares his own unique insight into these events. Controlling Our Destiny captures the energy and the urgency of DPN. Readers will understand the complexities of the presidential search process and the cultural and historical contexts that triggered the protest. Bravin's memoir contemplates power, access, community, and the enduring legacy of a movement that inspired deaf people around the world.

Author: 
Philip W. Bravin
Imprint: 
Bravin, Philip W. Controlling Our Destiny: A Board Member's View of Deaf President Now Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2020
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Spoken Language is a key component of the primary national curriculum and is fundamental to children's language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop talk in its own right and also use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice. In the past, Initial Teacher Education and CPD have focused on literacy (reading and writing) to the detriment of speaking and listening. However, research strongly supports talk as fundamental to learning and teaching. It has also been identified as an area where teachers feel less confident. This fully updated third edition of Unlocking Speaking and Listening tackles key issues surrounding spoken language with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research, providing education professionals with clear, practical strategies for engaging in purposeful talk, while also celebrating children's implicit understanding and love of the spoken word.

Drawing on recent classroom research, Unlocking Speaking and Listening considers what children and teachers need to know in order to develop as effective speakers and listeners. The book addresses:

Planning and assessing talk Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Developing talk in Science and Mathematics Special educational needs Using technology to enhance children's communication

Two new chapters on the importance of talk to underpin children's reading development are also included.

With contributions from experts in the field, this vital and fully updated resource will help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.

Author: 
Deborah Jones and Pamela Hodson, Editors
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New York, NY: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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First Things First: Ensuring Auditory Access describes six evidence-based strategies to help educators, speech-language pathologists, parents, and student teachers/clinicians ensure that a child with hearing loss is receiving auditory access to spoken language. The strategies focus on understanding what a child hears and facilitating the best hearing experience for a child prior to and during intervention or teaching sessions. Readers will learn skills related to understanding a child's hearing history and hearing technology (such as hearing aids and cochlear implants) as a foundation for the development of listening and spoken language. Strategies include collecting and reviewing case records, interpreting audiological assessment information, regular evaluation of device function, trouble shooting devices, and working collaboratively with the audiologist, First Things First: Ensuring Auditory Access and forthcoming books in the Listening and Spoken Language Strategies for Young Children with Hearing Loss series provide the how-to and evidence-base for strategies that help children with hearing loss learn to understand and use spoken language. Students, professionals and parents will find the strategies in this series helpful and easy to apply in meeting intervention objectives.

Author: 
Helen M. Morrison
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Fort Worth, TX: Recipe SLP, 2015
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Let your fingers do the talking―a hands-on guide to American Sign Language for kids 8 to 12

American Sign Language is an amazing visual language that uses our hands, facial expressions, and body language to express ourselves to those who have difficulty hearing or speaking. Packed with colorful illustrations and reader-friendly descriptions, as well as plenty of on- and off-page activities, the Sign Language for Kids Activity Book will help you feel comfortable and confident signing in no time!

The Sign Language for Kids Activity Book shows you how to communicate nonverbally through easy-to-follow diagrams of more than 180 signs, plus the signed alphabet and numbers 1-100. You'll master conversation basics, including commonly used phrases and everyday vocabulary. Then, you can try your hand at fun and unique exercises, games, and puzzles that will help you put together sentences, practice grammar, improve your memory of signs, and become the best signer you can be.

Sign Language for Kids Activity Book includes:

ASL in art―Illustrated diagrams and descriptions guide you through 180 signs for basic nouns, verbs, and adjectives for topics such as home, school, foods, and more. Say anything―Express yourself with helpful grammar practices in the Sign Language for Kids Activity Book, designed to teach you how to construct ASL sentences for conversations. Sign on―The Sign Language for Kids Activity Book gives you hands-on practice with 50 exercises, practice prompts, games, and activities designed to make signing and reading signs easy for anyone.

Learn to communicate in a whole new way with the Sign Language for Kids Activity Book.

Author: 
Tara Adams
Imprint: 
Emeryville, California: Rockridge Press, 2020
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The author provides a firsthand insight into his life as a trailblazer who, despite being deaf, became a successful athlete, father, coach, and life mentor in a hearing world. 

From the book cover:

"Lost his hearing at the age of three
Dreamt of being an airline pilot
Came close to racing motorcycles
Became a high school basketball star
Was a multiple volleyball champion
Represented USA Men's Volleyball
Now a well-known volleyball legend
Helped others reach for their dreams
Never learned or used sign language"

Author: 
Brian Ehlers
Imprint: 
Independently Published, 2020
Caricatures of Black Deaf people - some holding signs, others modeling different communication modalities, a man in a wheelchair, etc.
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This educational activity book includes the following positive self-image activities: examples of Black Deaf role models and historical events, coloring pages, a social justice word search, an introduction to Black American Sign Language, American Sign Language flashcards and so much more. This book was designed to be a fun educational tool for people 9-years-old and up. It is ideal for supplementing classroom curriculums, after school fun, and independent learning or family fun time. 

Author: 
Lissa D. Ramirez-Stapleton
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Ramirez-Stapleton, 2021
A young blond haired man is looking at a young red-headed girl whose fingertips are covering her mouth. She is looking up at something.
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Yuki's determined to keep getting closer to Itsuomi, but she can't help wondering... "Why must the time we spend together always be so short?"  After struggling with her feelings for Itsuomi, Yuki's chosen love, an intense heart-to-heart between the two, sitting against a laundromat window watching the falling snow, has begun to deepen their relationship. But there's still much more progress to be made, and Yuki finds the world Itsuomi inhabits intimidating...How can they keep communicating when Itsuomi drops in and out of Yuki's life?

Author: 
Suu Morishita
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English edition; Kodansha Comics edition. New York: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, 2021
Drawing of a young man with blond hair with his arm around a small red-headed young woman - both enveloped by a ring of flowers
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Yuki is a typical college student in all ways but one: She's hard of hearing. A chance encounter on a train leads to a serious crush...but will he give her a chance? Even with a hearing aid, the voices of others are an indistinct blur for Yuki. But she's never let that get in the way of a life arranged around her friends, social media, and cute fashion. She's browsing her phone on train when a tourist asks her for directions, and she's ready to panic...but the handsome Itsuomi steps in to help. It turns out her new crush is a friend of a friend, and Yuki's world starts to widen. But even though Itsuomi-kun can speak three languages, sign language isn't one of them. Can Yuki communicate her budding feelings?

Author: 
Suu Morishita
Imprint: 
New York: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, 2021
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This volume is the long-awaited revision of the only textbook on primary language instruction written with classroom teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing children (TODs) in mind. It builds on the work of the previous edition, describing the experiences of four real TODs and demonstrates practical application of the concepts discussed. Up-to-date chapters on theory of language learning, assessment, and evidence-based practice supplement specific examples of real cases in the field. Avoiding promotion of one teaching philosophy over another, this volume demonstrates the commonalitiesacross classroom language instruction approaches for DHH children and helps guide teachers to enhance learning outcomes.

Author: 
Susan R. Easterbrooks
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Easterbrooks, Susan R. Language Learning in Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Theory to Classroom Practice Second edition., Oxford University Press, 2021
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Set in futuristic Washington State, two brothers-separated by grief at the loss of their father but thrown together by similar personal experiences-strive against their own desires to seek freedom from what traps them.

Young Julius McLellan navigates his silent world with curiosity and perseverance, but he is driven to anger and frustration when his friends and teachers don't seem to understand the oppressive struggles against a lack of communication in the Deaf world. In high school he throws himself into sports, particularly track. If he can make an impression using his athletic talent, then maybe people will respect him. He clings to his faith, his church, and his best friend, Amy, who is instrumental in helping him. What he doesn't realize is that his decisions are a catalyst for forming a closer relationship with his distant and inaccessible older brother.

Teenage Jeremy McLellan is angry when their father dies, his younger brother becomes ill, and his family relocates to a new town. Any sign of weakness in others infuriates him, including his little brother's hearing loss. Driven by a sense of purpose and direction, he joins the military as a border patrol agent. A series of horrific events causing increased death and loss sends Jeremy on a downward spiral into depression. He retreats deeper into rage and psychosis, which leads him down a destructive path.

But when the brothers' common passion for running brings them together in the Bloomsday race, will it be enough to reconnect them, help them recover from their traumas, and show them that understanding and vulnerability are key for their freedom in resilient silence?

Author: 
Peter M. Quint
Imprint: 
Enumclaw WA: Redemption Press, 2021
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Woody Livingston earned a college degree, had a short but successful stint as a prizefighter, traveled to Russia three times during the height of the Cold War, played hockey for charity with the Washington Capitals, and flew a small airplane ... all while being completely deaf and going blind. Before turning thirty, Woody -- struggling to live in the hearing and sighted world because of discrimination he encountered by potential employers -- is homeless, jobless, and at the end of his rope wondering whether life is worth living. Woody realizes he must live by faith and not by sight; to reach out for a different kind of help before it's too late. Until Nightfall is a gripping true tale of perseverance, survival, and triumph in the face of overwhelming odds-showing that one doesn't need eyesight to truly "see."-

Author: 
Woody Livingston
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Rochester, New York: Olive Juice Publishing, 2020
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Get Your Elbow Off the Horn is a collection of interactions and observations written by Jack R. Gannon, a lifelong advocate for the Deaf community. Warm and amusing, Gannon's stories begin with his rural childhood in the Ozarks and continue through his experiences as a student, educator, coach, husband, parent, and community leader. These vignettes reveal a down-to-earth family man who believed in making a difference one person at a time. Many of his recollections are brief sketches that reveal much about being Deaf--and about being human. From reflecting on the difficult choices parents must make for their children, to recounting awkward communication exchanges, Gannon marries good humor with a poignant advocacy for sign language rights. His stories preserve and share Deaf American life and culture as he experienced it.

Author: 
Jack R. Gannon
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2020
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A small pink puppy wearing a blue sweater sitting on a large rock with tall green grass in the background
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In the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love , a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog. When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn't hesitate to say, "yes." Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup. One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household--which included Melissa's husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After weeks of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues. Two months later, when the day arrived to say good-bye to the now dashing, six-pound pink boy dog with the larger than life spirit, Melissa faced a heart-wrenching decision. Could she hand him over to someone willing to give Piglet the full-time attention he required or could she adapt her schedule and her household to make a permanent place for him in her life and work? Of course, the answer was simple: love would find a way. Curious, engaged, and incredibly eager to learn, Piglet quickly became part of the family. What started out as a few simple Facebook posts of Piglet and his pack rapidly evolved into a global celebration of Piglet's infectiously positive mindset. Piglet : The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family fully illustrates this heartwarming story of one special little puppy with a purpose to teach the power of empathy, love, and kindness.

Author: 
Melissa Shapiro, DVM with Mim Eichler Rivas
Imprint: 
New York: Atria Books, 2021
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A young girl meets a dragon fairy
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A Graphic Novel;  School Library Journal Review:

Gr 3--5--While foraging for ingredients in the forests near Silverleaf village, young Rinn stumbles upon the slumbering dragon Aedhan, who has been asleep and largely forgotten by the village for the past 80 years. Rinn and the other villagers don't know what caused Aedhan to sleep for so long, but Rinn's uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel (Hese) arrive just in time to help investigate. O'Neill returns to the world of tea dragons in this prequel to 2017's The Tea Dragon Society. Erik and Hese return, as well as a few tea dragons from the original, in their younger years, but both titles in the series can be read independently. Judiciously used dialogue is welcoming but upstaged by the peach- and seafoam-infused artwork. The limited use of lines gives the art a soft and dreamy feel. Lesa, the head village cook, is deaf and communicates via sign language, cleverly depicted via speech boxes rather than the speech bubbles used for audible communication. Rinn and Aedhan discuss gender-fluidity in dragons, and the main human characters appear to be people of color. Fun extras in the back matter include a short note about the relationship between dragons and tea dragons, as well as a one-page tea dragon handbook. VERDICT A serene and delectable feast for the eyes, with a gently shared message about recognizing one's strengths.--Alea Perez, Elmhurst Public Library, IL

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Author: 
Katie O'Neill
Imprint: 
Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2019. Print.
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A significant number of d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) children and adolescents experience challenges in acquiring a functional level of English language and literacy skills in the United States (and elsewhere). To provide an understanding of this issue, this book explores the theoretical underpinnings and synthesizes major research findings. It also covers critical controversial areas such as the use of assistive hearing devices, language, and literacy assessments, and inclusion. Although the targeted population is children and adolescents who are d/Dhh, contributors found it necessary to apply our understanding of the development of English in other populations of struggling readers and writers such as children with language or literacy disabilities and those for whom English is not the home language. Collectively, this information should assist scholars in conducting further research and enable educators to develop general instructional guidelines and strategies to improve the language and literacy levels of d/Dhh students. It is clear that there is not a 'one-size-fits-all' concept, but, rather, research and instruction should be differentiated to meet the needs of d/Dhh students. It is our hope that this book stimulates further theorizing and research and, most importantly, offers evidence- and reason-based practices for improving language and literacy abilities of d/Dhh students.

Author: 
Peter Paul, Editor
Imprint: 
Basel: MDPI, 2020. Print. (371.912 E2449)

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