Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness (Paperback)

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"Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness" highlights contemporary mental health issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals with overviews of topics in the fields of psychology, sociology, and deafness.

The text covers the development of one's identity, the emergence of the healthy personality, and the establishment of mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. In addition, it provides the reader with a review of assessment instruments, counseling techniques and therapeutic models. Family dynamics are discussed from a multiplicity of ethnic backgrounds reflecting the cultural diversity that is evident within the Deaf community. Furthermore, strategies for classroom management are included that focus on enhancing the emotional growth of deaf and hard of hearing children. The broad scope of the subject matter presented allows flexibility and provides fresh material for new approaches to courses related to this topic within the field of deaf education.


  • "Cultural Diversity" table showing contrasting beliefs, values and practices in Chapter 2 provides students with perspectives on how various ethnic groups view disabled populations.
  • Tables summarizing key information in Chapters 1, 7, 8, and 10 provide excellent review for students.
  • "Grouping Test Instruments" table in Chapter 8 summarizes the tests by type and age level that are currently being used in the field.
  • Heirarchial Tree depicting the complexity of cross cultural counseling in Chapter 9 provides students with insights into the complex nature of the counseling process.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780205343478
ISBN-10: 0205343473
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: May 1st, 2003
Pages: 336
Language: English