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treatment of otitis media, and presents recommendations developed by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research for the diagnosis and initial management of otitis media. Other topics include the complications associated with otitis media; middle ear effusion in neonates; the role of otitis media relative to the development of cognitive and linguistic function; and the management of the child with otitis media, focusing on medical intervention, language and speech screening, educational intervention, hearing aid placement, and management by professionals at an otitis media clinic. The chapter concludes with recommended audiologic guidelines issued by the American Academy of Audiology. 10 figures. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infants. Children. Otitis Media. Ear Infections. Middle Ear. Inflammation. Conductive Hearing Loss. Diagnosis. Therapy. Cognitive Development. Language Development. Hearing Evaluation. Patient Care Management. Patient Care Team.

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Hearing in Children, (5th Ed).

Author(s): Northern, J. L., Downs, M. P. Source: Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2002. 466 pp. ISBN: 0-683-30764-9 (hardcover). Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741. (800) 638-3030 or (301) 223-2300. Fax: (301) 223-2400. Website: www.lww.com. PRICE: $62.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: This book presents the current state of knowledge on hearing and auditory disorders in infants, toddlers, and young children. Chapter 1 describes the nature of hearing loss, its effect on speech and language, and the degrees of hearing loss. Chapter 2 summarizes the development of the major anatomic components of the ear and provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. Two following chapters provide an overview of otitis media and explore the medical aspects of hearing loss. Chapter 5 describes the auditory development in normal hearing infants and contrasts their auditory, speech, and language development with infants who have significant hearing impairment. The next two chapters describe behavioral and physiologic hearing tests. Chapter 8 focuses on hearing screening in children. Remaining chapters explain the task of selecting and fitting hearing aids for children and discuss the education of hearing-impaired children. The book features an alphabetized appendix of various syndromes and disorders associated with congenital deafness. Numerous figures. Numerous tables. Numerous references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infants. Children. Hearing Loss. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hearing Development. Auditory System. Anatomy. Physiology. Otitis Media. Congenital Anomalies. Early Intervention. Hearing Evaluation. Diagnostic Tests. Screening. Hearing Aids. Education of the Hearing Impaired.

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Education of Hearing-Impaired Children.

Author(s): Northern, J. L., Downs, M. P. Source: Hearing in Children (5th ed). Northern, J.L.; Downs, M.P. Philadelphia, PA. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2002. pp. 341-375. ISBN: 0-683-30764-9 (hardcover). Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741. (800) 638-3030 or (301) 223-2300. Fax: (301) 223-2400. Website: www.lww.com. Language: English. Abstract: This chapter from a text on hearing in children focuses on the education of hearing-impaired children. It begins by presenting education goals for the child with hearing impairment, including achievement of adequate language skills and the establishment of sound mental health, intelligible speech, and easy communication with peers. This section is followed by a discussion of federal legislative acts dealing with education for handicapped children and the current status of education of the deaf. Other topics include challenges in teaching the deaf; the use of an individualized education plan for hearing-impaired students; predictors of success for hearing-impaired children; educational methodologies such as the auditory oral method, visual oral methods, American Sign Language, the Rochester method, and total communication; other sign systems, including Cued Speech, Seeing Essential English, and Signing Exact English; the verbotonal method; mainstreaming; and deafness and visual acuity. The chapter concludes with a discussion of parent training. 3 figures. 3 tables.

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Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Speech. Descriptors: Children. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Hearing Loss. Deafness. Language Development. Speech Development. Communication Development. Mental Health. Legislation. IDEA. IEP. American Sign Language. Cued Speech. Parent Education.

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Dreams Spoken Here.

Author(s): Oberkotter Foundation. Source: Denver, CO: Oberkotter Foundation. 2002. Availability: Available from the Oberkotter Foundation. (877) ORALDEAF. TTY: (877) 672-5889. Web site: www.oraldeafed.org/materials. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This 20-minute video introduces the viewer to oral deaf education, including information on educational techniques and recent advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Children. Oral Deaf Education. Oral Education. Auditory Oral Method. Auditory Verbal Method. Oral Auditory Method. Educational Methods. Education. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Hearing Aids. Cochlear Implants.

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Speaking for Myself.

Author(s): Oberkotter Foundation. Source: Denver, CO: Oberkotter Foundation. 2002. Availability: Available from the Oberkotter Foundation. (877) ORALDEAF. TTY: (877) 672-5889. Web site: www.oraldeafed.org/materials. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This 10-minute closed-captioned video provides a brief introduction to the educational practices that teach deaf children how to speak (also known as oral deaf education). Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Children. Oral Deaf Education. Oral Education. Auditory Oral Method. Auditory Verbal Method. Oral Auditory Method. Educational Methods. Education. Education of the Hearing Impaired.

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Make a Joyful Noise.

Author(s): Oberkotter Foundation. Source: Denver, CO: Oberkotter Foundation. 2002. Availability: Available from the Oberkotter Foundation. (877) ORALDEAF. TTY: (877) 672-5889. Web site: www.oraldeafed.org/materials/prk/index.html. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Spanish. Abstract: This information package is developed for parents and professionals interested in obtaining introductory medical and educational information related to deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and children. Included are a video, handbook, reading list, and other print materials. The video provides a brief introduction to oral deaf education and includes information on hearing aids and cochlear implants. The handbook provides introductory information on the causes of hearing loss, communication options, and advocacy tips, as well as a description of auditory technologies, hearing tests, and helpful resources. The other printed materials direct parents to literature on issues such as parenting, educational options, and early intervention. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Oral Education. Auditory Oral Method. Auditory Verbal Method. Oral Deaf Education. Oral Auditory Method. Deafness. Hearing Loss. Children. Infants. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Deaf Persons. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Hearing Aids. Cochlear Implants. Early Identification. Early Intervention Programs. Parent Education. Communication Strategies. Communication Methods. Educational Methods.

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Interpreting In Medical Settings.

Author(s): Patrie, C. J. Source: Harris Communications. Eden Prairie, MN. 2002. Availability: Available from Harris Communications, Inc. 15155

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