James M. Kates holds the position of Research Fellow with hearing-aid manufacturer GN ReSound. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at University of Colorado in Boulder. Prior to moving to Colorado, he was Research Scientist in the laboratory of Harry Levitt at the City University of New York. He received the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, and the professional degree of Electrical Engineer from M.I.T. in 1972. He has developed many of the signal-processing algorithms implemented in the GN family of hearing aids, including the DFS feedback cancellation algorithm and the Warp-17 frequency-warped dynamic-range compression algorithm. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, and is the author or co-author of 47 technical papers and holds 17 US patents with seven patents pending.
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.