Frederick S. Berg is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. He has been an oral teacher of the deaf, a public school speech therapist, a hearing clinician, a college teacher, and a program coordinator, developer, and evaluator. He trained as an electronic technician at the Naval Research Laboratory, as a teacher of the deaf at Central Institute for the Deaf, and as a speech pathologist and audiologist at Southern Illinois University, where he received his Ph.D. He has played a major role in developing educational audiology courses and establishing the field of Educational Audiology, specializing in speech, listening, room acoustics, and FM technologies. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a member of the Educational Audiology Association, and has been a member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, the National Sound and Communication Association, and the National Cued Speech Association. A recipient of numerous grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Berg has developed extensive curricular and instructional products, including books, videotapes, scientific exhibits, courses, home study materials, and speech technology for the Vocal Scope. While serving as a humanitarian missionary at the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped in India, he taught educational audiology, Cued Speech, helped young deaf children develop speech, and he and his wife developed speech books in English and Telugu.
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.