A Practical Guide to Quality Interaction with Children Who Have a Hearing Loss

First Edition

Morag Clark

Details: 147 pages,B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-112-9

© 2007

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It is very possible for children with a hearing loss to achieve and develop a fluent and intelligible spoken language when their residual hearing is applied to the fullest extent in an interactive language learning environment. Based on twenty five years of advisory and hands-on research and experience across fourteen countries in five continents, this book is a practical guide for those seeking to lead children with hearing impairment to fluent intelligible spoken language by engaging in quality interaction at the language learning stage.

Morag Clark draws directly from the cases in her own work experience all over the world and challenges professionals to examine their existing approach to early intervention in the life of families of children with a hearing loss in light of recent advances in audiology, technology, medical science, and psycholinguistics.

THIS BOOK:

  • Challenges professionals to examine their existing approach to early intervention in the lives of families of children with hearing loss in light of recent advances in audiology, technology, medical science, and psycholinguistics.
  • Stresses the importance of drawing on the patterns of early language learning in children with normal hearing as a model for those with a hearing loss.
  • Presents the necessary components, as well as the practical solutions to the problems experienced, for creating a rich, language-enabling environment.


This title is also available in a German translation.

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"The Practical Guide to Quality Interaction with Children Who Have a Hearing Loss is a timely and important contribution to the worldwide effort to provide optimal habilitation for children with auditory dysfunction. Ms. Clark presents a readable and practical guide to effective education and development of language in children with hearing loss. Filled with real-world examples of listening situations and activities, and a lifetime of experience gained in developed and developing countries around the world, this small Book fills a large gap in the literature on education and intervention for children with hearing impairment."
James W. Hall III, PhD, from the Foreword

  • Foreword by James W. Hall, III
  • Introduction
    The Natural Auditory Oral Approach.
  • Hearing as the Basis of the Development of Spoken Language
  • Factors that detract from the use of hearing.
  • Language through daily living.
  • Parent guidance.
  • Lessons learned from observation of interaction of adults with children with a hearing loss worldwide.
  • Educational placement.
  • The way forward.
  • Appendix A: Overview of Developments from Mid-20th Century Onward.
  • Appendix B: Parent Guidance Report Form.
  • Index.

Morag Clark

Morag Clark serves as an International Consultant in Natural Auditory Oral Education for children who are hearing impaired, with ongoing work in Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Ecuador, Germany, Mauritius - Rodrigues, Hungary, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Zambia. Prior to taking this position in 1986, she was the Principal of Birkdale School for Hearing Impaired Children, in Southport, England. She is the recipient of an MBE (Member of the British Empire) from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth for her international service to the hearing impaired, and has received several additional awards including three awards from A. G Bell: Honours of the Association, International Meritorious Service Award, and Global Ambassador. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Anadolu University, in Eskisehir, Turkey. Ms. Clark is the author of several articles and chapters on children with impaired hearing. She also runs workshops and training courses regularly in the UK and provides input to the Oxford Brookes University courses for teachers of the deaf.

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