Devin Louchlan McCaslin received a Masters degree in Audiology from Wayne State University and a PhD in Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. Since then, Dr. McCaslin has had several clinical positions as an audiologist and clinic coordinator. He now holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Communicative Disorders at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University. He maintains a clinical practice and is an instructor in the both the Doctor of Audiology and PhD programs. Dr. McCaslins major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, tinnitus and vestibular assessment. He is the author of numerous journal articles, monographs, or book chapters.
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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