Hortencia Kayser, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Saint Louis University. She received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Arizona and earned a doctorate from New Mexico State University. She also completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizonas National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and received the ASHA award for Recognition in Contributions to Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Kayser has written extensively in the areas of assessment and treatment of Latino children. Her career focus has been to educate monolingual and bilingual speech language pathologists about the issues concerning assessment and treatment of Latino children. Her career has been a mission and a passion for children and she is highly respected by clinicians across the country.
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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