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The Human Right to Language
Communication Access for Deaf Children

Lawrence M. Siegel

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Part 1:  Communication and Language

1:    Introduction

2:    The Importance of Communication and Language

Part 2:  The Argument for a Constitutional Right to
               Communication and Language

3:    Communication, Language, and Education

4:    The First Amendment: The Broad Right to Express and Receive
        Information and Ideas

5:    The First Amendment and Freedom of Association

6:    The Importance of the First Amendment: Protecting the Extremes
        of Speech

7:    Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment

8:    Equal Protection and the Place of Education in American Society

9:    Equal Protection and the Right to Communication and Language

10:  The Application of Bilingual-Education Law and Programs to Deaf
        and Hard of Hearing Students

Part 3:  Conclusions and Recommendations

11:  A Proposal


Lawrence M. Siegel is the Founder and Director of the National Deaf Education Project and a special education attorney in San Francisco, CA.

ISBN 978-1-56368-591-0, 6 x 9 paperback, 180 pages, references, index


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