Joseph S. Kalinowski, PhD is an associate professor and researcher in the field of stuttering at East Carolina University. He received a masters degree from Northeastern University and his doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut, during which he conducted research at Haskins Laboratories. Dr. Kalinowski is widely published in the field of fluency disorders in both peer-reviewed journals and in the popular media where he has recounted his own problems with stuttering and available treatment options for stutterers. He has over 70 peer-reviewed journal publications in the field of stuttering and is a co-inventor of the SpeechEasy device, an effective tool for the inhibition and management of stuttering.
Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee. He received his masters degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Alberta and his doctoral degree from East Carolina University in 2004. He has published papers and made presentations on the effectiveness of stuttering therapy, and has over 20 peer-reviewed journal publications in stuttering.
This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts.
In addition, students of American Sign Language and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults. Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.
* Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
* Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
* Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
* Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture
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