Publisher: Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Edition: 3rd edition
Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have an opportunity to celebrate raising a family in a unique manner. The Silent Garden offers parents the first doorway into their journey in raising a Deaf child. Dr. Ogden and Dr. Smith lead parents through critical discussions about communication, socialization, and learning, all issues that families need to be aware of in nurturing their Deaf or Hard of Hearing child. The authors provide parent-friendly and child-centered chapters ranging from daily life to education that work to scaffold the whole family! Families will gain a wealth of knowledge as well as the assurance that they are not alone. The Silent Garden also is a powerful tool for professionals who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Understanding the issues that families encounter is imperative for deaf educators, administrators, educational interpreters, speech therapists, etc. --Lisalee D. Egbert, Vice President, American Society for Deaf Children
Through extensive research, firsthand experiences from seasoned parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children across the country, and the authors' own personal insights, Ogden and Smith cover an unrivaled spectrum of topics in The Silent Garden. Parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children are faced with making critically important decisions, often without fully understanding the ramifications of those decisions. Irrefutable evidence shows that remaining idle for too long can have lifelong consequences, and yet there are scarcely enough resources for parents to employ when trying to make well-informed decisions. The Silent Garden effectively fills this gap. Ogden and Smith empower readers, parents and professionals alike, with a treasure trove of ready-to-use tools and copious amounts of information to support the decision-making process.--Jennifer Blohm, Early Intervention Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Specialist
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