New to this edition:New chapters on neurocognitive assessment, dual language learning, early literacy, family-centered habilitation, and development of evidence-based programsExpanded chapters on device programming, education, and auditory brainstem implantsUpdates in research and clinical practices in assessment and management
Laurie S. Eisenberg, PhD, is an audiologist and Professor of Research Otolaryngology in the Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is also a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Southern California. Prior to entering doctoral studies in 1986, Dr. Eisenberg spent 10 years at the House Ear Institute as an audiologist working on projects related to first-generation cochlear implants and the auditory brainstem implant. She received her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and completed a postdoctoral traineeship at the University of California, Los Angeles, subsequently joining the faculty of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Eisenberg returned to the House Ear Institute in 1996 as a scientist, investigating areas in pediatric hearing loss, speech perception, and auditory sensory devices. In 2013, Dr. Eisenberg joined the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she continues her research at the Caruso Family Center of Childhood Communication. Dr. Eisenberg has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health.
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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Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders will benefit graduate students who are beginning their comprehensive study of fluency disorders, as well as professional clinicians expanding their knowledge of this specialty area. This text provides clinical insights to assist people who stutter with their ability to communicate and enhance their quality of life.
New to this edition:Reorganization of chapters for better flow of materialThree new chapters on the nature of change, counseling, and the therapeutic processAdditional Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Insight boxes with vignettes that illustrate distinctive clinical examples and unique perspectivesAdded or expanded sections on critical thinking, mindfulness, temperament, anxiety, acceptance and commitment therapy, resilience and protective factors and moreUpdated sections on genetics and neuroimaging research* Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.