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Speak to Me!
by Marcia Forecki
Gallaudet University Press, 1985
Paper: 978-0-930323-68-4 | eISBN: 978-1-56368-178-3

Winner Book Award President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped

"This compelling true-life story deals with a single parent making the discovery that her 1 1/2-year-old son is deaf."

--Rehabilitation Literature

"With humor and openness she describes her denial of his deafness, her frustrations in dealing with family and experts, and her ultimate decision to put her son in a special school. Parents of all children will identify with both the joys and problems Forecki has experienced."

--Library Journal

Marcia Calhoun Forecki has written an engrossing, personal account of her life with Charlie, an adorable, active, deaf seven-year-old. Speak to Me! is the story of an ordinary hearing person confronted with an overwhelming reality--the fact that her son is deaf. Forecki's struggle as a single parent to care for her child, to find the "right" schools, and to establish communication with her son will strike a familiar chord in all hearing parents of deaf children. All readers, parents or not, will be touched by the mixture of pathos and humor in this well-written account.

Marcia Calhoun Forecki is a former Spanish instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At present, she resides and works in Council Bluffs, IA.

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