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Auditory-Verbal Practice: Toward a Family-Centered Approach
Summary: 

This text is structured to provide the reader with the basics of auditory-verbal practices from a historical perspective, including the knowledge to understand how it evolved to current evidence-based practices. Families who learn that one of its members has a hearing loss will experience varied reactions. To best serve these families, practitioners must provide family assessment, support, and information. The book begins by examining the theoretical and practical bases of family therapy models, and the development of a systemic viewpoint that is crucial to practitioners who must evolve to serve more than just the parent-child dyad. Essential family therapeutic strategies that are needed to effectively work with families are presented, and from an objective perspective, current auditory-verbal practices and various ethical issues are examined. Varied family-based intervention models are discussed, with the family-centered approach considered the ideal to which practitioners aspire. The book explains how the merging of auditory-verbal and systemic family therapy strategies can effectively culminate in the implementation of family-based approaches to intervention. Evidence-based strategies embraced by family therapists and family-centered intervention service providers that can be implemented by auditory-verbal practitioners are shared by a cross-cultural collaboration of contributors to this book. The strategies and discussions contained in this comprehensive resource will be of special interest to speech-language pathologists, educational audiologists, and teachers for children with hearing loss, as well as early intervention service providers and social workers.

Author: 
Ellen A. Rhoades; Jill Duncan
Imprint: 
Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, c2010
Summary: 

The Guide “Enhancing Literacy Instruction Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how teachers and parents can use Signing Time to help children learn to read. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Components of Effective Literacy Instruction
  • Addressing Learning Styles
  • Enhancing Literacy with Sign Language
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Time Help?
  • Using Signing Time with Different Age Groups
  • Tips for Teachers, Parents and Librarians
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Zoo Animals
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Virginia Brown; Robin Williams
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
Summary: 

For audiologists in clinic, for school-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists, and for special educators, the wisdom and many years experience shared here make this book an essential and practical guide to the effective management of hearing loss in children.

Boothroyd and Gatty's new book is based on the assumption that the parents are hearing and that spoken-language competence has been established as a goal. Divided into six parts, the authors first summarize basic information on sound, hearing, hearing loss, language, speech, speech perception, and child development. The authors then move on to deal with sensory aspects of management, including information on hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, room acoustics, and lipreading. The assumption is that a first step in management is to optimize and capitalize on hearing when it is present and provide supplements when it is not. The third part deals with steps that can be taken to enrich the child's learning environment.

 

Author: 
Arthur Boothroyd, Janice Gatty
Imprint: 
San Diego, Cali.: Plural Pub., c2012
Using Signing Time with Infants, Toddlers, and Older Children: A Guide for Parents
Summary: 

This guide provides useful tips and strategies for parents, grandparents and other family members. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Signing with Infants (0-12 months)
  • Signing with Toddlers (13-36 months)
  • Signing with Older Children (3-103 months)
  • Signing with Children with Special Needs
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
  • Signing Time Series One Sign Review
  • Signing Time Song Lyrics
Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Bilingual Deaf and Hearing Families: Narrative Interviews
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
Using Signing Time in Homeschool Programs
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time in Homeschool Programs” provides useful information about how parents can use Signing Time to support their homeschool curriculum across all subject areas. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Using Signing Time to Fit:
    • Your Child’s Learning Style
    • Your Teaching Style
    • Your Budget
    • The Ages, Stages and Number of Children
    • Subject Matter
    • Your Use of Technology
  • Signing Basics
  • Signing Across Subject Areas
  • Themed Activities
  • Parent Resources
  • Overview of the Signing Time Classroom Edition
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Colleen Brunetti; Liz Guerrini
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
Summary: 

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:

  • understand your child's rights
  • untangle eligibility rules and assessments
  • collect all school records
  • draft goals and objectives
  • pinpoint specific problems
  • develop a blueprint of program and services
  • research school programs and alternatives
  • prepare for IEP meetings
  • resolve disputes with your school district

Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. You'll get all the forms, sample letters, and resources that you could possibly need at any stage of the IEP process.

The 7th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student, including details about your child's eligibility for special education services.

Author: 
Lawrence M. Siegel
Imprint: 
Berkeley, CA: Nolo, c2011

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