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The silent garden : raising your deaf child
Ogden, Paul W.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 1996.
Physical Description:
xiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in 1982 by St. Martin's Press as The Silent Garden : understanding the hearing impaired child by Paul W. Ogden and Suzanne Lipsett"--T.p. verso.
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This sensitive guide is firm support in helping parents make their difficult choices.

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Library Journal Review

In this third edition of this esteemed text, coauthors Ogden (dept. of communicative sciences & disorders, California State Univ., Fresno) and Smith (director, Ctr. on Deafness, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) deliver a foundational approach to raising deaf and hard-of-hearing children, emphasizing that "being deaf is not about hearing but about communication." Starting with a description of diagnosis, they cover the entire span of childhood and young adulthood of individuals affected by hearing loss, guiding parents in finding the right professionals, how and when to begin communicating, which communication languages are available (and their very important differences), available schools (or considerations for mainstreaming), and transitioning to independent life. The advice includes both specific instructions (tap and signal with babies) and developmental overviews (why discussing deafness and "differentness" is important to convey around age four). Especially informative is the thorough coverage of visual languages, such as ASL, and their current controversies and implications. This timely update includes the growing research into surgical procedures, such as cochlear implants, and the many technologies available that support independence. VERDICT A -required acquisition for all -libraries. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.