Auditory Communication for Deaf Children shows adults how to become better communicators in order to help hearing-impaired children maximise their listening skills, and develop their spoken language and conversational competence.
The book serves as a guide to intervention and practice for teachers, parents, speech pathologists, audiologists and other health professionals. It contains basic activities for listening practice, and provides methods for adaptive auditory assessment, conversation-based therapy, telephone-communication training and self-help communication strategies for hearing-impaired children. The use of a hearing-loss simulator to develop speech and language clarity in communication partners is also discussed.
The therapeutic methods presented are founded upon evidence-based research, as well as practical experience obtained in pre-schools, classrooms, clinics and parent-advisory centres.
Main topics covered include:
- Adult-child interaction
- Observation of communication behaviour
- Adaptation to the child's abilities
- Listening tasks that challenge the child
- Effective communication strategies.
References supporting the literature are provided throughout the text.