Books & Such
The following books may be of interest to families with children who are Deaf or Hard–of–Hearing. Becky Calaman, the hearing parent of a deaf teenager, and the public information officer at the Michigan School for the Deaf, comprised part of the list. We've added others. See the list of children’s books also.
You and Your Deaf Child: A Self–Help Guide for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children (2nd edition).
By John W. Adams
The Parents' Guide to Cochlear Implants
by Patricia M. Chute and Mary Ellen Nevins
Our Forgotten Children Hard of Hearing Pupils in the Schools
(Revised 3rd edition).
by Julia M. Davis, editor
How Students with Hearing Loss Can Succeed in College: A Handbook for Students, Families and Professionals (2nd edition)
by Carol Flexer, Denise Wray, Ron Leavitt
Deaf children in public schools: placement, context and consequences
by Claire L. Ramsey
Seeing Voices: A journey into the world of the deaf
by Sacks, Oliver
Orientation to deafness
by Nanci A. Scheetz
Choices in Deafness: A Parent’s Guide to Communication Options
by Sue Schwartz, Phd.
IDEA Advocacy for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
by Bonnie Poitras Tucker
The Hearing Aid Handbook: User's Guide for Children (Hearing Aid Handbook)
by Donna S. Wayner
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
by Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright
Look for more books about raising deaf or hard of hearing children at Amazon.com:
Abby Gets a Cochlear Implant
by Maureen Cassidy Riski
Friends, Like You (Educational Kit)
by Melissa Griswold, M.E.D.
Herbie Hears the Horn
by Susan Chorost, Susan Stock
Patrick Gets Hearing Aids
by Maureen C. Riski and Nikolas Klakow
More, more, more ways to learn
- The John Tracy Clinic (www.johntracyclinic.org) offers correspondence courses for parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing babies and preschoolers as well as for parents of young deaf-blind children. The John Tracy Clinic’s services are free of charge.
- Kids World Deaf Net is a national communication network of information for parents and professionals. It includes a virtual library of e-documents, useful links, a discussion forum and a chat room. For information: http://clerccenter2gallaudet.edu/ KidsWorldDeafNet/index.html
- More books & resources
from Clerc Center: http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/ InfoToGo/563.html
- How the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Applies to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. (httn://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/ KidsWorldDeafNet/e-docs/IDEA/index.html)
- A Good Start: Suggestions for Visual Conversations with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Babies and Toddlers. (http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/ KidsWorldDeatN et/e-docs/visual-conversations/index.html).
- PARENTDEAF-HH is an Internet discussion group for parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children sponsored by American Society for Deaf Children. To subscribe, e-mail: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU; type only: subscribe PARENTDEAF-HH, <your name without brackets>.
- Kay Powell’s Listen Up Web (www.listen-up.org) is an excellent website set up by a parent. There is a vast amount of information at this site regarding communication, education, social-emotional development, special education, advocacy, and assistive technology. The site also has many links to other sites of interest to parents and families.