September 13, 2013 in Hearing Loss & Deafness
101 FAQs was developed by Warren Estabrooks, M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT, president and CEO of WE Listen International, Inc., and editor of 101 FAQs.
For practitioners, this book:
- Enhances their understanding of the possibilities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing today and provides an understanding of the philosophy and outcomes of auditory-verbal practice.
- Provides a better understanding of how to collaborate with parents, create an optimal listening environment in the classroom or treatment room that makes the sounds of life easy to hear and provides specific strategies for speech and language development.
- Demonstrates how to effectively engage parents, taking into consideration their learning style and the many family variables.
- Provides evidence-based strategies and practices for intervention with families and children.
The book also highlights the evidence-based outcomes of auditory-verbal practice through a review of recent research studies in the field with children who benefitted from early identification and early cochlear implantation. For example, findings of one of the largest studies conducted to date demonstrate that the rate of language growth for the majority of children who received auditory-verbal intervention was comparable to that of peers with typical hearing and that most children were able to close the language gap with their peers. Research also shows that the majority of these students attended mainstream educational programs in high school. After completing their K-12 education, these children continued to use listening and spoken language and functioned in mainstream environments.
101 FAQs is available in print from the AG Bell bookstore. The e-book version is available in a format compatible with every major e-reader device on the market through Amazon and Lulu.
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