Preface Chapter 1: A Deaf Child in the Family Chapter 2: Practical Aspects of Being Deaf Chapter 3: Communication With Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Chapter 4: Early Interactions: The Roots of Childhood Chapter 5: Language Development and Language Use Chapter 6: Going to School Chapter 7: Learning to Read and Write Chapter 8: How Deaf Children Learn (and Why They Sometimes Don't) Chapter 9: Living in the Real World Chapter 10: Where Do We Go From Here?
Marc Marschark is a Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he directs the Center for Education Research Partnerships. His primary interest is in relations among language, learning, and cognition; current research focuses on such relations among deaf children and adults in formal and informal educational settings.
"Marc Marschark has once again contributed valuable literature to the field of deaf education...he points out that every child is different and that every method works for some, but nothing works for everyone, based on analyses of up-to-date research studies. He reminds us that the most important and earliest teachers are (or should be) the parent(s). Marschark destroys some myths and provides understandable explanations of technical, linguistic, and cultural topics. His treatment of cochlear implants is comprehensive, and he gives a needed view of the Least Restrictive Environment as it applies uniquely to Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners. This book is a valuable tool for both parents and educators in making intelligent decisions for all deaf learners, starting with the earliest possible age." -David S. Martin, Professor/Dean Emeritus, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC