Nurturing Language and Learning: Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants and Toddlers

Paperback | January 14, 2016

byPatricia Elizabeth Spencer, Lynne Sanford Koester

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Regardless of a child's hearing abilities, increasing parents' knowledge about their baby or toddler's expected development and their confidence in their parenting abilities supports positive early interactions and developmental progress. Fortunately, as early hearing screening has becomewidespread, more information is available about development of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and ways to best support their developing learning and language abilities. This book combines a review of up-to-date research with theory and first-hand observations to provide a framework for parents and professionals as they promote developmental achievements of infants and toddlers with limited hearing. In what ways is development of deaf and hard-of-hearing babies andtoddlers like that of those with typical hearing? What specific challenges are likely to be faced by child and parent - and when are they most likely to occur? What modifications in parenting and caregiver interactive behaviors can help avoid or overcome these challenges? A strong, supportive foundation for optimal learning throughout life grows from early, positive, and responsive interactive experiences. This book provides information and guidelines for professionals and parents helping deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers build that foundation.

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Regardless of a child's hearing abilities, increasing parents' knowledge about their baby or toddler's expected development and their confidence in their parenting abilities supports positive early interactions and developmental progress. Fortunately, as early hearing screening has becomewidespread, more information is available about ...

Patricia Elizabeth Spencer has been a teacher, assessment specialist, and educational advocate for deaf and hard-of-hearing students (including those with multiple learning challenges) across the age range of infancy through post-graduate levels. Her work at the Gallaudet Research Institute focused on early interaction, play, and langu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.18 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199931321

ISBN - 13:9780199931323

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DedicationPreface1. Great Expectations: An Introduction2. What Can My Baby Hear?3. Welcome to the World: The Prenatal Period to 3 Months4. Early Parenting Goals: Nurturing and Supporting Development in the First 3 Months5. Why Is Early Learning So Important: 3 to 6 Months6. Learning, Feeling, and Communicating: 3 to 6 Months7. On the Move: 6 to 12 Months8. Little Communicators: 6 to 12 Months9. The Symbol Users: Representing, Remembering, Recreating: 12 to18 Months10. Almost Two and Look What's New! 18 to 24 Months11. Little Psychologists and Budding Linguists: From Two to Three Years Old12. Where We Are...and Where We are GoingReferencesResources and Websites for Parents and Professionals