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Kid-friendly parenting with deaf and hard of hearing children
Medwid, Daria J.
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Washington, D.C. : Clerc Books, 1995.
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viii, 373 pages ; 25 cm
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HQ759.913 .M43 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This step-by-step guide offers scores of play activities to help parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, ages 3 to 12, enhance communication, solve problems, and strengthen relationships in skillful, fun ways. Also, parenting techniques are concisely presented to help parents set limits while avoiding power struggles and to help foster positive behavior changes. In addition, this manual provides information about special resources and support services. At each chapter's beginning, experts (both deaf and hearing), including I. King Jordan, Jack Gannon, Merv Garretson, and others, offer their insights on the subject discussed.

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Library Journal Review

This child-friendly, deaf-friendly, parent-friendly guide, authored by two child and family therapists, covers various aspects of parenting but specifically focuses on dealing with childhood behaviors after parents have accepted their child's deafness. Offering ideas and methods that work with children aged three through 12, this practical and easy-to-read handbook emphasizes communication skills. The parenting techniques presented are traditional and valuable. For example, the authors suggest that parents "do what is best‘not what is easiest." They advise that raising a deaf or hard-of-hearing child involves love, nurturance, affection, physical contact, and humor. Any book on the use of sign language would complement this book, as would the works of such disabilities experts as Tom Sullivan, Sol Gordon, and Frank Bowe. For all parenting collections.‘Emily Ferren, Ruth Enlow Lib. of Garrett Cty., Oakland, Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.