Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness

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Pearson/A & B, 2004 - Deaf - 324 pages
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Covers the develoment of one's identity, the emergence of the healthy personality, and the establishment of mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It provides the reader with a review of assessment instruments, counseling techniques and therapeutic models. Family dynamics are discussed from a multiplicity of ethnic backgrounds reflecting the cultural diversity that is evident within the Deaf community. Furthermore, strategies for classroom management are included that focus on enhancing the emotional growth of deaf and hard of hearing children. The broad scope of the subject matter presented allows flexibility and provides fresh material for new approaches to courses related to this topic within the field of deaf education.

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Establishing a Sense of Identity
Establishing a Deaf Identity
A Lifelong Process

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Nanci A. Scheetz is a Professor at Valdosta State University. She teaches courses in the American Sign Language/Interpreting Program and the Deaf Education Program. She has been a nationally certified interpreter since 1987, and continues to work as a free-lance interpreter in educational and community settings. She has written curriculum materials, presented numerous workshops, and is the author of "Orientation to Deafness, 2nd ed. 2002 (Allyn & Bacon)," "Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness, 2004 (Allyn & Bacon), "and "Sign Communication for Everyday Use, 1998 (Pro-Ed).

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