Teri James Bellis, PhD, professor of audiology at The University of South Dakota, received her doctorate in audiology and hearing sciences with a specialty certification in language and cognition from Northwestern University. The author of When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder(2002 Pocket Books, Dr. Bellis has been involved in the development, management, and implementation of audiologic and neurodiagnostic programs in clinical and educational settings, including multimodality evoked potentials programs and central auditory processing service delivery programs. She is an internationally recognized expert in auditory processing disorders and has lectured and published widely on the subject of central auditory processing assessment and management. Her writings have been featured in numerous audiology and medical journals, including the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience.
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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