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Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.
The history of the struggle to legitimize sign language against the pressure of a hearing educational establishment intent on forcing upon the deaf the almost impossible task of learning lipreading and speech.
Swiller spent his early years in frustrated limbo on the sidelines of the hearing world. So he decided to abandon the well-trodden path after college, setting out to find a place so far removed that his deafness would become irrelevant.
Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed.
A fascinating book about deaf culture as it manifests itself at the Lexington School for the Deaf, where the author's parents worked for a time.
Bert Riedel, an 86-year-old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from the world since age 45, discovers a new life through hand-over-hand sign, taught to him by the author.
History of Disabilities
Louis was 12 years old and blind, but he made up his mind that he was going to invent an easy way for all blind people to read and write. It took him 3 years to work out his alphabet of raised dots.
This book highlights the early history of guide dogs before World War I, dating back to Pompay and perhaps farther.
A collection of essays by social historians exploring the role of disability in U.S. history.
From the seventeenth century to the early years of the twentieth, the population of Martha's Vineyard manifested an extremely high rate of profound hereditary deafness.
A history of resistance to oralism in deaf schools in the 20th century.
"This impressive book offers a powerful set of insights into the lasting effects of the First World War and the different ways in which belligerent states came to terms with the war's consequences."
From Tiny Tim to Helen Keller, disabled people in the nineteenth century were portrayed in sentimental terms, as afflicted beings whose sufferings afforded able-bodied people opportunities to practice empathy and compassion.
Parents and Disabilities
Collection of essays, poetry, and short fiction on parenting by women with disabilities
The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Successby Marshall, Abigail
Although dyslexia affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population. If you're the parent of a child with dyslexia, you should read this book. It also discusses some other learning disabilities.
A comprehensive resource guide from Through the Looking Glass, The National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities.
Explores the experiences and needs of parents with physical disabilities in the U.K.
Sternberg and Grigorenko, both psychologists and researchers at Yale University, are concerned that the way learning disabilities are assessed and treated in American school systems is not consistent.
This book shows parents how to give their children the learning tools and support they need. It also includes core curriculum milestones by which parents can evaluate their children's progress and lists of organizations and schools that can help.
Educational book for parents who have a child with learning disabilities.
Teens, Children and Disabilities
Two boys, one overly large, awkward and learning-disabled and the other short and crippled but a genius, team up to become "Freak the Mighty, an invincible duo," which enables them to "participate in the larger world."
When Kyla got hit in the face with a basketball during a game, she developed a retina detachment. Follow Kyla as she learns to work with her visual impairment.
Tells the story of Penelope, a girl who has Down syndrome, her growth and development, and how she and her family are affected by her disability.
Focusing on her childhood years, this biography is about Helen Keller who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. Juvenile literature.
This book offers strategies for teaching students with disabilities in college, in different subjects.
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