The Cued Speech Outreach Programs of AGBMS/AEHI include the following:
Information and advocacy for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. As a special service to these families, AEHI offers, free of charge, a copy of the book,Choices in Deafness, by Sue Schwartz. For more information about the book, see below. Contact us below to order a copy of the book, or download the order form below. Other interested people may order a copy of the book for $20.
Coordination of a training program for transliterators (interpreters) to facilitate mainstreaming of students into local school programs.
Teacher training in the use of Cued Speech and other techniques for improving language acquisition.
Cued Speech Workshops throughout the Midwest for parents and educators.
Occasionally AGBMS/AEHI will provide a Cued Speech Summer Camp for families and professionals. Information will be posted on this website from time to time regarding these camps. Please contact us to inquire further on this topic.
Research and presentations to specialists and professionals at the local and national levels.
Speakers' Bureau for community awareness.
Early Intervention programs for parents of children under two years of age who have been diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing.
Consultation with school districts interested in developing Cued Speech programs to improve literacy outcomes.
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Choices in Deafness A Parent's Guide to Communication Options 3rd Edition Edited by Sue Schwartz, Ph.D.
Parents of children with hearing losses are faced with a complex decision when it comes to choosing the most appropriate communication method for their deaf child. This guide provides parents with the comprehensive scope of information they need. From assessment and diagnosis to medical and audiological treatments, and from the latest types of cochlear implants to education and technology devices, this new edition presents a balance of research, guidance, and insight from experts and families.
The new edition of Choices in Deafness, Third Edition, offers updated, unbiased approaches to the five major communication options--Auditory-Verbal, ASL-English Bilingual, Cued Speech, Audotiry-Oral, and Total Communication—and includes parents’ first-person accounts of what it’s like to use each method. New to this edition is an audio CD that is designed to give listeners an idea of what speech sounds like to children who have different types of hearing loss.
Choices in Deafness also explores the social change that has occurred within the deaf culture during the last decade and some of the controversies surrounding particular communication and education methods. This book is an invaluable resource for parents and those who work with children with hearing impairments. The up-to-date professional information and personal perspectives in this guide make a difficult choice a much easier one.
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