Tuesday, July 15, 2008
“Welcome to My World”
A Hard of Hearing Journalist Shares Her Life
and Successes in a Hearing Society
“The short of it—I became deaf,” explains Elizabeth Thompson, author of
the recently released
Day by Day:
The Chronicles of a Hard of Hearing Reporter, the seventh volume in the
Deaf Lives series.
“The long of it—I learned how to cope. This learning process began when I
was a child. Was it easy? No. Interesting? Yes. That is the gist of my book.
I want to share what I have learned from within myself, from my experiences,
and from others. All of these experiences led to my writing a newspaper
column, starting in 1998. I have built my book around these columns, explaining
how the writing came to life and any afterthoughts that came to me as I retyped
individual columns into my book. The columns, all of which appeared in
Suburban News Publications (SNP), are scattered throughout the book.
Words have power that can have a long-lasting effect. For this reason, I
want my words to encourage all of my readers and let them know they are not
Thompson continues with, “I gave up my personal search to learn why I had a
hearing loss, once I determined there was a reason for my hearing loss. As the
years passed and I continued writing my columns, what began as a coping
mechanism for me turned into a mission. I wanted to learn, teach, and reach
others struggling like I was, and to build a bridge of understanding between
hearing and Deaf people. My life is an open book now and I welcome you into my
Read more about the fascinating yet challenging life experiences of Elizabeth
Thompson in her chapter entitled
“You Are One of Millions.”
Also available online are the
table of contents
and the foreword.
Use your exclusive subscriber discount to receive a savings of 20% off when you
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National Deaf School: Portraits from the Nineteenth Century, author Susan
Plann reveals the ambivalence in 19th-century Spanish deaf education by
profiling select teachers and students from 1805–1899.
Research Book News noted in a recent review that: “Plann works from
personality to personality in these portraits of pioneering instructors, rebels,
and other instigators of change. Particularly effective is her portrait of Martín de Martín y Ruiz, the most famous deaf-blind student from the Madrid
school whose initial triumphs led to despair.” And
newspaper for the signing community, touts: “I found this book a very
interesting read and was impressed with the extent of Plann’s knowledge and
details in the book, especially with the scant records available on deaf
students during that period. This book would be perfect for any students
interested in the history of deaf education, the history of deaf people in Spain
itself, anybody interested in deaf international studies, and any history buffs
in general.” Learn more about The Spanish National Deaf School by viewing
the table of
contents and reading the
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is nowhere the limiting disability that it once was in society,” reads the
current issue of
Wisconsin Bookwatch, the library newsletter published by The Midwest Book
Review, “and as time continues on, educators [are] enabling deaf students to
function nearly and as fully as anyone else.
in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings grants readers a
detailed examination of integrating deaf students into a standard educational
classroom of the hearing, and the benefits that can be reaped from this process.
It completely evaluates its risks as well, and offers solid steps and procedures
to better educate America’s deaf children. Highly recommended to educators
everywhere, it should be in community library education collections.” Deaf
Education in America provides a detailed examination of the complex issues
surrounding the integration of deaf students into the general classroom. View
the table of
contents and read what the students have to say in chapter seven,
“Voices of Deaf
Children.” Order Deaf Education in America
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