"Prepared by a psychologist who works with deaf students and their
families, You and Your Deaf Child is handy for advice as different
"This self-instructional manual for parents of deaf or hard of
hearing children provides practical information and techniques for
understanding and dealing with hearing loss."
--Exceptional Child Education Resources
"It will be invaluable to the parents of children with newly
diagnosed hearing loss."
--Ear and Hearing
You and Your Deaf Child is a guide for parents of deaf or hard of
hearing children that explores how parents and their children interact.
It examines the special impact of having a deaf child in the family.
Eleven chapters focus on such topics as feelings about hearing
loss, the importance of communication in the family, and effective
behavior management. Many chapters contain practice activities and
questions to help parents retain skills taught in the chapter and check
their grasp of the material. Four appendices provide references, general
resources, and guidelines for evaluating educational programs.
Once parents have worked through You and Your Deaf Child, this
friendly guide can be referred to for specific information and advice as
different situations arise.
John W. Adams is a psychologist at St. Mary's School for the Deaf
and also at The Family Center of Western New York, both in Buffalo, NY.
It is often said that a teen "old enough to do the crime is old enough to do the time," but are teens really mature and capable enough to participate fully and fairly in adult criminal court? In this book—the fruit of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice—a wide range of leaders in developmental psychology and law combine their expertise to investigate the current limitations of our youth policy. The first part of the book establishes a developmental perspective on juvenile justice; the second and third parts then apply this perspective to issues of adolescents' capacities as trial defendants and questions of legal culpability. Underlying the entire work is the assumption that an enlightened juvenile justice system cannot ignore the developmental psychological realities of adolescence.
Not only a state-of-the-art assessment of the conceptual and empirical issues in the forensic assessment of youth, Youth on Trial is also a call to reintroduce sound, humane public policy into our justice system..
Contributors: Richard Barnum, Richard J. Bonnie, Emily Buss, Elizabeth Cauffman, Gary L. Crippen, Jeffrey Fagan, Barry C. Feld, Sandra Graham, Thomas Grisso, Colleen Halliday, Alan E. Kazdin, N. Dickon Reppucci, Robert G. Schwartz, Elizabeth Scott, Laurence Steinberg, Ann Tobey, Jennifer L. Woolard, Franklin E. Zimring
Today, approximately 1.6 million American children live in what social scientists call “grandfamilies”—households in which children are being raised by their grandparents. In You’ve Always Been There for Me, Rachel Dunifon uses data gathered from grandfamilies in New York to analyze their unique strengths and distinct needs. Though grandfamilies can benefit from the accumulated wisdom of mature adults raising children for a second time, Dunifon notes, such families also face high rates of health problems as well as parenting challenges related to a large generation gap. Grandfamilies are also largely hidden in American society, flying under the radar of social service agencies, policymakers, and family researchers. This book gives family researchers a greater understanding of a unique family form, and also offers service providers, policymakers and the general public important information about the lives of an important group of American families.