"Great for parents or someone who teaches the deaf, is entering the field of audiology, or is unfamiliar with hearing loss."
—Roberta Agar-Jacobsen, Teacher of the Deaf, Tacoma Public Schools, WA
"The way the many complexities of speech are discussed, explained, and addressed is very reader-friendly, easy to understand, and accessible."
—Sherilyn Renner, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Bozeman Public Schools, MT
"I have a student who is hard of hearing: How do I assist the student in speaking?"
As a result of IDEA 2004 and NCLB, more and more students with hearing loss are being educated alongside their hearing peers, making teachers and service professionals responsible for helping to fulfill their educational needs. Written by experts in the field, Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students to Use Spoken Language provides educators and novice practitioners with the knowledge and skills in spoken language development to meet the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The authors' model of auditory, speech, and language development has been used successfully with the deaf and hard of hearing population, in training preservice teachers, and in workshops and presentations for practicing professionals. This essential resource introduces the authors' developmental model and addresses:
- Creative and scientific ways of interacting with children with hearing loss to develop spoken communication
- Effective approaches, techniques, and strategies for working with children in the primary grades
- Techniques for imparting social and academic information while children are learning to communicate
This authoritative reference gives teachers the confidence to provide students with a well-prepared, intensely stimulating environment to foster the natural emergence of spoken language.