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Reviews Street" activity book which provides sensory stimulation and one or two learning skills for each activity. The book can be used by teachers, parents, and others who work with children who have limited vision, hearing, speech, or mobility, and with children who learn slowly. Activities are suitable for an individual child at home and for group settings such as day care or school. Easily available, inexpensive materials are listed for each activity. Adaptations and variations are suggested so the activities may be used with a wide range of children with special needs. The book is divided into five chapters: Sight, Sound, Feel, Sight/Feel, and Sensitivity. The final chapter helps children understand what it means to be disabled themselves and increases their understanding of others. The manual alphabet is included in the first chapter which adds interest to the book for deaf children and their siblings, friends, and classmates. Aileen Boutilier Hall, M.A. Maryland School for the Deaf Columbia, Md. 21044 For Parents of Deaf Children, Doris W. Naiman, Ph.D., and Jerome D. Schein, Ph.D., 57 pp, $5.95, National Association of the Deaf, 814 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, Md. 20910, 1978. For Parents of Deaf Children is an easy to read, comprehensive text which explores the options available to parents of deaf children. Enlivened throughout by beautiful pictures, this slim paperback should occupy a special place in the home of every child who is deaf and in the library of every professional working with deaf children and their parents. For Parents of Deaf Children is presented in six chapters covering all the stages and emotions families with deaf children live through. The book provides parents with the background to sort through the plethora of opinions, the opposing suggestions, the bewildering arguments which so frequently stun families after the diagnosis of deafness, and helps them arrive at decisions most beneficial for their individual child. The overall tone of the book is optimistic and reflects the attitude of the authors which grows out of exposure to many successful deaf adults. When I was asked to review the manuscript prior to publication, I read through it in one sitting, re-read it with my husband, and wished I had such clear, unemotional advice when my daughter was small. Our copy of For Parents of Deaf Children has been enjoyed by family and friends and is looked through often by my daughter, Joyce, who is deaf. Bonnie Fairchild, President-Eled International Association of Parents of the Deaf 814 Thayer Avenue Silver Spring, Md. 20910 Auditory Assessment of the Difficult-to-Test, Robert T. Fulton, Ph.D. and LyIe L. Lloyd, Ph.D. (Eds.), 297 pp., $15.75, Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 East Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, 1975. The editors and contributing authors oÃ- Auditory Assessment of the Difficult-to-Test have followed the advice of their professional colleagues and "redirected the emphasis" of an earlier work Audiometry for the Retarded to include a broader spectrum of difficult-to-test individuals . It is the opinion of this reviewer that they have accomplished their goal in an excellent manner. Naturally, there have been significant additions to the text bringing the material up to date. The material reads well and could easily be incorporated into an advanced audiology class or become a text for a class or seminar on the difficult-to-test. The contributing authors are essentially the same as the first work with a few of the second authors on certain chapters omitted. Perhaps the chapter on Evoked Response Audiometry might have included a few paragraphs on electrocochleography (ECoG) and brain stem testing , but one can't expect everything. Also, a chapter on infant testing would have given the book a more complete coverage of the difficultto -test population. However, I feel this book is a contribution to the field and recommend its consideration as a potential aid to audiologists who encounter difficult-to-test individuals, and to professors teaching courses directed toward the difficult to test. Richard H. Nodar, Ph.D. Director of Communicative Disorders Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106 The Deaf School Child, R. Conrad, £12.50, Harper & Row, London. Dr. Conrad unveils in one...

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ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 456-458
Launched on MUSE
2013-04-22
Open Access
No
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