You and Your Deaf Child

A Self-Help Guide for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

By John Adams

Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Paperback : 9781563680601, 224 pages, June 1997
Ebook : 9781563681905, 252 pages, October 2009
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You and Your Deaf Child is a guide for parents of deaf or hard of hearing children that explores how parents and their children interact. It examines the special impact of having a deaf child in the family.
       Eleven chapters focus on such topics as feelings about hearing loss, the importance of communication in the family, and effective behavior management. Many chapters contain practice activities and questions to help parents retain skills taught in the chapter and check their grasp of the material. Four appendices provide references, general resources, and guidelines for evaluating educational programs.
       Once parents have worked through You and Your Deaf Child, this friendly guide can be referred to for specific information and advice as different situations arise.


John W. Adams is a former psychologist at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo, NY.