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unique group. In this chapter from the book titled The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family-Centered Approach to Early Education the authors discuss the impact of these challenges on both the families of young deaf children with multiple disabilities and the professionals who care for these children. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Childhood Hearing Loss. Early Childhood Education Programs. Special Education. Early Intervention. Deaf Children. Hard-of- Hearing Children. Children With Disabilities. Parent Resource. Disability Rights. Legislation. Advocacy.


APD in Adults.

Author(s): Katz, J. Source: Hearing Health. 19(3):24. Fall 2003. Availability: Available from Hearing Health. 1050 17th Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20036. (202)289-5850; (888)435-6104 (Voice/TTY); (202)293-1805 (Fax). E-mail: info@hearinghealthmag.com. Web site: http://www.hearinghealthmag.com/. Language: English. Abstract: The writer of this article explains what it means to be a grown- up with auditory processing disorder (APD) and how to get help for the problem. Persons with APD are unable to utilize the information they hear efficiently. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Auditory Processing Disorder. Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Hearing Disorder. Noise-induced Hearing Loss. Auditory Processing Function.


A Practical Assessment Algorithm for Diagnosis of Dizziness.

Author(s): Kentala, E., Rauch, S. D. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003;128:54-9. Availability: Send requests to: Steven D. Rauch, MD. Massachusetts Eye and ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114. E-mail: sdr@epl.meei.harvard.edu. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the authors report on a prospective blinded study, the objective of which was to test a 3-parameter model for diagnosis of dizziness based on the type and temporal characteristics of the dizziness and on hearing status. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Dizziness. Balance Disorder. Hearing Disorder. Screening.


The K and W Guide to Colleges for Students With Learning

Disabilities, Seventh Edition.

Author(s): Kravets, M., Wax, I. F. Source: New York, NY. Random House Princeton Review Books. 2003. 781 pp. Availability: Available from Random House Princeton Review Books, Customer Service Department 1-800-733-3000. E-mail: CustomerService@randomhouse.com. PRICE: $27 (paper) plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-375-76357-0. Language: English. Abstract: This resource directory was developed for students with learning disabilities. This resource directory covers a wide array of topics related to higher learning, and academia in general, as well as profiles for 338 schools, and a quick reference of essential program information for another 1,000 schools. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Special Education. Higher Learning Resources. Student Resource. Students With Disabilities. Attention Deficit Disorder.


Research and Theory Support Cued Speech.

Author(s): LaSasso, C., Lamar Crain, K. Source: Odyssey. Washington DC. Fall 2003. 5(1). Availability: Available from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695. Voice/TTY: (202) 651-5340. Toll-free: (800) 526-9105. Fax: (202) 651-5708. Web site: http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu. PRICE: Available for download online at http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/Odyssey/Fall2003/index.html. Language: English.


Abstract: Cued speech addresses the problem inherent in oral-aural methods by fully specifying, or distinguishing between, the different phonemes of traditionally spoken languages. This article talks about the theory and research findings that support the use of Cued Speech as a method of communication with deaf students. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Cued Speech. American Sign Language. Deaf Communication. Deaf Children. Children With Hearing Loss. Oral-Deaf Communication. Educator Resource. Parent Resource.


Assessing Workplace Communication Skills With

Traditionally Undeserved Persons Who Are Deaf.

Author(s): Long, G. Source: Northern Illinois University. MCPO. 2003. Availability: Available from the Postsecondary PEPNet Resource Center. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8267. (818) 677-2145. Toll- free: (888) 684-4695. TTY: (818) 677-2611. Fax: (818) 677-7693. E-mail: prc@csun.edu. Web site: www.pepnet.org/. PRICE: Free. Language: English. Abstract: A comprehensive ecological-based protocol for a communication skills evaluation of a person who is deaf and low functioning. The four sections of the evaluation are: development of a consumer communication profile; assessment of the communication environment; consumer-environment match; and intervention and natural supports. The instrument contains extensive checklists to aide the evaluator during the assessment, including a listing of possible natural supports. A sample report outline is provided. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Ecological Protocols. Deafness. Workplace Communication Skills. Communication Skills. Workplace Health. Disabilities.


Advances in the Hearing Sciences: Current Research and

Clinical Applications.

Author(s): Lonsbury-Martin, B. L. Source: The ASHA Leader. 8(6): 4-5,23. April 1, 2003. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Product Sales, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. (888) 498-6699. TTY (301) 897-0157. Website: www.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author reviews current research in the hearing sciences that is especially notable for its relevance to the clinical setting. The author concludes that recent advances in the cellular and molecular biology and molecular genetics of hearing and deafness are clearly being transferred from the research laboratory to the clinical arena and sees the multidisciplinary nature of the current research climate in the hearing sciences as a noteworthy aspect. The author also points out that rather than depending on one investigator to master expertise in a number of relevant disciplines such as developmental biology, biophysics, molecular genetics, and psychoacoustics, researchers from these distinct fields are interacting and growing closer together. References are included. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Sciences. Hearing Research.


The Effects of Chronic Aircraft Noise Exposure on Children's

Cognition and Health: 3 Field Studies.

Author(s): Matheson, M. P., Stansfeld, S. A., Haines, M. M. Source: Noise and Health. April-June 2003. 5(9). p. 31-40. Availability: Available from NRN Publications. Editorial Manager of Noise and Health, Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College, London, 330 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8EE, United Kingdom. 44 171 915 1575. Fax: 44 171 278 8041. E-mail: m.patrick@ucl.ac.uk. PRICE: $24.16 plus tax and shipping from Ingenta Publishers. Web site: www.ingenta.com/journals/browse/nrn. Language: English. Abstract: Three of the most important field studies to examine the effects of chronic aircraft noise exposure on children are reviewed in this article. The field studies are the Los Angeles Airport Study, the Munich Airport Study, and the West London Schools Study. The studies examine how exposure to excessive noise can affect stress levels, health, thinking ability, and performance of certain tasks, such as reading. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise. Noise Pollution. Coping Strategies. Stress. Psychological Factors. Noise Exposure. Children. Schools. Research

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