With its refreshed and expanded content, Literacy and Deafness: Listening and Spoken Language, Second Edition, is a valuable tool for those who wish to help individuals with hearing loss develop the highest possible levels of literacy.
This text provides information on assessing the whole child, what measures to consider, and how to communicate the findings. It is the distinct source for practical information on how to develop a test protocol, select appropriate tests, ensure a comprehensive assessment, and integrate the findings into an appropriate treatment plan.
As a unique resource that focuses on a relevant topic in today's accountability culture, this text will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in deaf education and communication sciences and disorders; practicing professionals such as speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and psychologists; professionals studying for advanced certifications; as well as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, professors of aural (re)habilitation, special educators, school administrators, and early intervention service coordinators.
Throughout the text, the authors address new questions and issues resulting from the rapidly evolving technology. The authors detail the effects of more and younger children receiving cochlear implants entering into school systems and discuss the emerging and increased role of the speech pathologist. The book is the ideal guide and supplies the school professional with tools for providing the best possible direction and options for children with cochlear implants.
Key Features:Includes practical, realistic case examples that illustrate the application of audiologic rehabilitation techniquesProvides various clinical models of audiologic rehabilitation used by well-known leaders in the fieldContains a collection of strategies that practitioners can use to guide parents in their child's spoken language developmentMay be used to prepare for certification exams in audiology and speech-language pathology that include a component on audiologic rehabilitation
This book is a practical resource that brings together current information on auditory and spoken language development from infancy to adolescence, and it will be a valuable addition to the library of practicing clinicians, students, and teachers in the field of audiologic rehabilitation.
Additionally, this new edition is expanded to reflect important and rapidly evolving changes that have developed in the past five years, including:
This text is intended for undergraduate- and graduate-level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families. This third edition is also a valuable resource for parents, listening and spoken language specialists (LSLS), speech-language pathologists, audiologists, early childhood instructors, and teachers. Furthermore, much of the information in Chapters 1 through 5 and Chapter 7 is beneficial to individuals of all ages with hearing loss, especially newly-diagnosed adults.