Praise and clickable link
Years ago, Denise Berg started
building gohear to help parents of deaf or hard of hearing children find the
information they need. Denise and I have a mutual admiration society. Her
website is superb. She even has quotes from my book interspersed with the other
Jamie Burke, the Deafness guide from about.com has been on the spot for me. The deafness chat is very popular.
Originally the Deafness section was meant to be a little for everyone, and has
grown like Topsy to the point that there must be intellectual separations. This
is not always a a beneficial aspect because we're finally beginning to have
peace between the various factions of deaf ,Deaf, and hard of hearing and
hearing-impaired. Part of this new understanding is the result of people finally
getting together on the Internet, instead of being isolated and angry.
I make regular contributions to the
forums at about.com. and read them. About.com is the Internet
equivalent of a living encyclopedia. Burke writes an excellent column every week
which you can receive by e-mail. even if you don't have time to cruise a round
and look at anything else, reading Burke's column will keep
you up-to-date on everything new in deafness
compiled or guided by
is an excellent source of news about all the other problems special children
manifest. A good place to start when you have the name of a condition, and less
information than you need. It also deals with the parenting issues which arise
variably as special kids develop or do not develop.
Looking for advocacy and direction for kids with special needs, this site has
We used the auditory-verbal method to teach Reid to talk. VOICE is the
Canadian Group which worked to put the A/V method as a choice for every one.
An interesting site from Australia with a psychological eye to the problems
of children with hearing losses and auditory processing problems
Graham Bell Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the publisher of my
book. They have recently added hard of hearing to their title, and are working
through what hard of hearing means. They still have stated limitations to their
scholarship program by lines on an audiogram, which means they have not yet
learned what hard of hearing is.
must have had moderate to profound hearing loss since birth or
before acquiring spoken language, with a 55 dB or greater loss in the better ear
in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000, and 2,000Hz."
Although statistically speaking, hard of hearing people are a large part
of our society, they have few rights. Here is a web site which is working
hard to improve life for hard of hearing people by standardizing methods
of getting hearing aids, improving the knowledge about being hard of
hearing, and establishing the right to hear or have assistive technology
available, especially in court.
Want to know what the audiologists are up to? Here you will find professional information,
and even some on-line courses for someone doing a lot of research. Remember that the
evaluation of hearing and the selection of assistive devices is the audiologist's job.
A.G.Bell Association's awareness of
the hard of hearing needs is growing, and some very accurate, academically
correct information is available. My book Not Deaf Enough is listed in
the parenting books.
AVI is the best source of auditory/verbal information.
For information about hearing aids, hearing loss and hearing healthcare, visit
Celia and the honcode team won an award for this foundation work
which establishes standards for health information around the world.
an excellent source of information and support groups. Just click on the
lots of links to deafness related information at Rochester Institute of
Technology Wallace Library.
lots of links to world wide deafness, and multiple disability web
sites, pages and organizations. This excellent website is compiled in
This link is to a website by Dr. Michael R. Berman who is
developing compassion and greater understanding of the grief parents have
when they loose a child or a baby or a fetus, or experience serious
illness or serious illness resulting in handicaps, as is often the case
with many of the hard of hearing children.
|New Book for hohkids
by Anne Colledge
Falling into Fear
|I taught as a peripatetic teacher of the deaf for twenty
five years. My book is useful for Special Needs, and teaching history in
schools and also to promote discussion about the illness of a parent.
My book is set in north east England. At Beamish Museum, Newcastle, Durham
Cathedral, Hadrian's Wall and Washington Kite Festival.
"Catherine is a young deaf girl. Her Mum is seriously ill, and her Dad has
left home, so she finds herself staying with her grandparents for the summer
in the north east. At first, she is alarmed to find that she keeps slipping
back through time. She encounters new and frightening experiences in the
past: she learns what it's like to be bombed in a war, to live as a Roman
slave and to encounter wolves. But Catherine's experiences teach her to come
to terms with the difficulties of her modern, every day life."
Title Falling into Fear
Author Anne Colledge
Visit Anne's website
available from Amazon
Publisher Back to Front.com http://www.back-to-front.com/
Illustrations Cover and 4 black and white illustrations by Charles Fenoughty
For children aged 9+
I am looking forward to
reading this, I love the cover-PAM
Foundations of Spoken Language for Hearing-impaired Children.
Daniel Ling. Wash:A.G.Bell,1989,447 p. index, illus.
LC no 89-060542 ISBN 0-88200-165-5
Speech and the Hearing-impaired Child: theory and practice.
Ling, Philips, and Daniel Ling. Wash:A.G.Bell,1976,402p.index,illus.
LC 76-21920 ISBN 0-88200-074-8
El maravilloso sonido de la palabra.
by Daniel Ling and Cristina Moheno de Manrique. Mexico City (2002)
ISBN 968-24-6486-2. LC HV2401'L5.5
Price about $15 US,
Editorial Trillas S.A de C.V.,
Av. Rio Churubusco 3835,
Col. Pedro Maria Anaya,
03340, México D.F.
Tel. 56 88 42 33; FAX 566 04 13 64.
anticipated readership is both professionals and parents. The book
describes modern methods of developing spoken language in hearing impaired
children using hearing aids or cochlear implants. It explains how auditory-verbal programs
such as those carried out by Cristina Moheno de Manrique and the staff of IDEAV in Mexico City can
be adopted by others and how the Ling system of speech development can be integrated into all
aspects of children's lives.
This book is a mine of information essential to parents of hearing
impaired children and professionals working with them. In Spanish.
Choices in Deafness: a parent's guide.
ed. Sue Schwartz. US:WoodbineHouse,
1987, 212 p. index,illus.
LC 86-051221 ISBN 0-933149-09-3
Introduction to Audiology,fourth ed.
by Frederick N. Martin. NJ:
1991,495 p. index,illus.
LC 90-76990 ISBN 0-13-477605-4
Patrick Gets Hearing Aids.
Maureen Cassidy Riski, Nikolas Klakow.
Illus.Kim Klakow. US:Phonak,1994.
by David Colley. New York: St.Martin's Press,
1985. 240 p. LC 85-11769 ISBN
This book was the reason Reid was always
use his lip-reading ability.
by Hannah Merker. New York:HarperCollins,
93-36746 ISBN 0-06-017054-9
A philosophical ramble over the
issues of deafness by
a wonderful writer. Tells about her hearing ear dogs,
the adaptations others must make for her while
she tries to listen with deaf
ears. Also indicates
the progress of hearing aid technology.
by Nancy B.Miller PhD MSW.
MD: Paul H.Brookes Publishing Co.,
1994 307 p.
index, LC93-2556 ISBN
I shared this book with all my
friends who have special needs children.
In School: our kids, our teacher,
by Ken Dryden (the hockey player!) ???Toronto: McClelland
& Stewart,1995 282 p.
LC95-932201-9 ISBN 0-7710-2869-5
Ken Dryden spent a year in high
school and wrote about it.
Now he's running a hockey team. Too Bad. If he had
into politics he would be the Minister of Education, and the education
system would be reaching to help the kids, instead of pulling back.
Not Wanted in the Classroom:
parent associations and the education of Trainable Retarded Children in
by Vera C. Pletsch London:Althouse Press,
1997 LC 4634.2.05P54 ISBN 97-930361-3
This book portrays the transfer of
the control of special education from the medical profession to the parents and
school. A fascinating book, especially if you live in Ontario, but clearly
defines the basis of special education today as driven by the parents.
Me: stories of my life.
Katherine Hepburn. US: Ballantine
433 p. illus. LC 90-50805 ISBN 0-345-377770-2
Miss Hepburn went out with Howard
Hughes for some time, and talks about his hearing problems. She also loved
Spencer Tracy, the father of John Tracy, a child who was deaf, and which Spencer
blamed on his own drinking. Louise Tracy ( John's mother) devoted her life to
setting up the John Tracy Clinic which offers hope to parents of deaf and HOH