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This video presents information that will help family members of deaf and hard of hearing infants and young children learn some basic hearing aid management skills. Parent advisors describe: the anatomy of the ear, tests given to check levels of hearing, audiograms, functions of the hearing aid, fitting the aid, a daily listening check for the device, establishing full-time usage, care for the aid, and troubleshooting the hearing aid focusing primarily on the problem of acoustic feedback.

Written, directed and produced by the SKI*HI Institute, Department of Communication Disorders

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This video tape presents very candid and heart-felt comments and discussions from parents about their children who are deaf. They share insight about how important it was to learn about deafness and deaf culture and what it meant being able to participate in the Deaf community. The video is shown two times on the DVD, first in English then in Spanish.

Hope Publishing

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This DVD tackles the tough subject of youth suicide and provides strategies of awareness and prevention for parents.  The presentation consists of statistical information about youth suicide, warning signs of suicidal ideation, elevated risk factors, what a parent can do, and resources for assistance.  On disc 1, a facilitator guide is included which easily leads the facilitator through the steps necessary to present the program.  Talking points are also provided to help the facilitator initiate discussion and answer questions regarding the information provided.  The presentation that will

The Jason Foundation

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Create an IEP with this start-to-finish guide for caring parents! 

Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on...

...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education. Get everything you need to:

Lawrence M. Siegel

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Karen Putz grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as a teen. When her own kids began losing their hearing one by one, she figured she had all the answers. She quickly learned it was a whole other ball game to be a parent of deaf and hard of hearing kids. Karen shares the twists and turns of her journey and the wisdom she's learned along the way.

Karen Putz

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The book examines the emotions and struggles parents go through while raising a deaf child, as well as the family development as a whole in order to make sure that the child grows up with a healthy and strong personality.

Corinne Cheatham

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This study emphasizes the importance of family support for deaf members, particularly through the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and/or written English. Research has shown how these factors influence such areas as a child’s development, performance in school, and relationships with brothers and sisters. In this volume, authors Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Beth S. Benedict concentrate on the vital, positive effects of bilingualism and how families that share their experiences with other families can enhance all of their children’s achievement and enrichment.

Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict

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This text is intended for graduate level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families (teachers, therapists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.) In addition, the book will be of great interest to undergraduate speech-language-hearing programs, early childhood education and intervention programs, and parents of children who have hearing loss.

Elizabeth Cole, Carol Flexer