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Deaf Like Me

Thomas S. Spradley
and James P. Spradley
with an epilogue by Lynn Spradley


“Written by the uncle and father of a little girl who happens to be deaf, this story sensitively weaves reality and learning in with a fairly simple account of coming to terms with deafness ... this new edition contains a special epilogue by Lynn Spradley, grown and in her twenties. This epilogue is excellent and adds a distinct new dimension to the entire book....”

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Deaf Like Me is the moving account of parents coming to terms with their baby girl’s profound deafness. The love, hope, and anxieties of all hearing parents of deaf children are expressed here with power and simplicity.

       In the epilogue, Lynn Spradley as a teenager reflects upon being deaf, her education, her struggle to communicate, and the discovery that she was the focus of her father’s and uncle’s book. A book at once moving and inspiring, Deaf Like Me is must reading for every parent, relative, and friend of deaf children everywhere.

Thomas S. Spradley, Lynn’s father, teaches mathematics at American River College.

James P. Spradley was an anthropologist and writer.

ISBN 978-0-930323-11-0, 5¼ x 8 paperback, 292 pages


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