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Reviews meaningful situations so that transfer is achieved from the beginning. The authors give specific help in sequencing, presenting, and rewarding responses. This program is well thought through. It will be very useful to those working with nonverbal children as well as with children whose language is severely limited; I believe that entry could be made at any point in the program. With its emphasis upon spontaneous language, it will be very useful with children who have developed some language in structured situations but who are failing to make use of their language skills. This book is a meaningful contribution to the field of language development. Jan C. McKnight, B.A. New Carlise Bethal Local Schools New Carlisle, OH 45341 Broken Ears, Wounded Hearts, George A. Harris, Ph.D., 172 pp., $10.95, Gallaudet College Press, Kendall Green, Washington, DC 20002, 1983. "So much time in earlier years was spent going to doctors and schools that it was hard to find time for day-to-day living." This is how George Harris reflects on his life with his daughter Jennifer , a multihandicapped deaf child. The story of Jennifer and her parents is as real as it is painful. Should we be tempted to turn away, it is because we want to avoid the often unpleasant experiences that unfold among the joys as George Harris tells us explicitly what life is like with Jennifer. Parents of handicapped children will see in the book a mirror of themselves and their children . Professionals, who are willing, may adventure into empathy just long enough to say, "Maybe I understand parents a little better, now." Perhaps friends and relatives will be more reluctant to offer miracle cures. Like most of us, George Harris would welcome a miracle cure, but he refuses to allow false hope to rob him of delighting in even the smallest of Jennifer's victories . In the end, he wouldn't trade Jennifer for anything in the world. He confesses for all of us. "I also love her as she is." Carol R. Blades, M.S. University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi Speech and Voice Characteristics of the Deaf. J. Subtelny , N. Orlando, and R. Whitehead, $50.00, administrative manual, student handbook, 5 audio cassettes , and learner response sheets. A. G. Bell Association for the Deaf, 3417 Volta Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20007, 1981. This package of audiocassettes was developed to provide training in identifying the acoustic characteristics of deaf speech. Six speech characteristics and four deviations of voice quality have been identified by the authors as important to successful diagnosis and remedial planning. These characteristics are presented in this series of audiocassettes. Two training tapes provide examples of each characteristic with varying degrees of severity for each. Each example is followed by a rating from a 5-point scale, a rationale for the rating and a statement of the degree of hearing loss for the speaker. One feedback tape reinforces the learner's ability to identify additional deaf speech and voice characteristics. To test the learner's mastery of the speech and voice rating system, 100 examples of deaf speech are presented on two evaluation tapes for the learner's rating. AU tapes are housed in a three-ring binder with an administrative manual and student handbook. These tapes are well-done, acoustically clear and graduated in difficulty. The manual is clear and simple to read. In summary, this package provides thorough training for students in the acoustic characteristics of deaf speech and is therefore an excellent resource for any speech course in a deaf education program. Dianne H. Greyerbiehl, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Deaf Education Western Maryland College Westminster, Maryland 21157 A.A.D I June 1984 301 ...

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ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
p. 301
Launched on MUSE
2013-04-22
Open Access
No
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