Since 1987 the preeminent guide to communications options, CHOICES IN DEAFNESS is now extensively revised and updated to provide comprehensive information to parents of children with deafness and hearing impairment. The book presents unbiased portraits of 5 communication options: Auditory-Verbal, ASL-English Bilingual, Cued Speech, Auditory-Oral and Total Communication. The authors cover such topics as assessment, diagnosis, medical and audiological treatments, the latest types of cochlear implants, educational methods, and technological devices. New Chapters on the following subjects make this guide more complete than ever: Universal Newborn Screening; Auditory Neuropathy; Genetic Causes of Deafness; Emotional Outlooks; Educational Programs; Technology; College; Understanding What Hearing Impairments Sound Like. The combination of professional expertise and first-hand accounts from families makes this an essential guide for parents navigating the world of communication options.Schwartz, Sue is the author of 'Choices in Deafness A Parents' Guide to Communication Options', published 2007 under ISBN 9781890627737 and ISBN 1890627739.
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