Literacy and Deafness: Listening and Spoken Language

Lyn Robertson
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Second Edition

Literacy and Deafness: Listening and Spoken Language, now in its second edition, is intended for speech-language pathologists, teachers, and parents of children with hearing loss. Research shows that literacy levels are generally higher in individuals with hearing loss who have learned the spoken language they are reading. At a time when advancements in technology continue to provide increasingly improved access to sound and spoken language, this book pulls together the dominant research from the “hearing world” and applies it to the world of the deaf and hard of hearing. The author argues that helping a child learn to listen and speak is the best way to ensure he or she will learn to read and write.

For the second edition, the author has revised and updated the content, expanded several chapters, and added four new chapters:

  • Reading Aloud with Children
  • Creating and Using Language Experience Books
  • Music Learning and Spoken Language Development
  • Parenting a Child with Hearing Loss
  • Where Are They Now? Listening and Spoken Language Outcomes

Literacy and Deafness: Listening and Spoken Language, Second Edition, is a valuable tool for those who wish to help individuals with hearing loss develop the highest possible levels of literacy.


  • Louise de Beuzeville,The Author(January 2009):
    "As a summary and guide to the development of language in children who are hearing or D/HoH, it is a very worthwhile book. [Refers to First Edition.]"

  • Susan K. Keenan, EdD (National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology),The Volta Review(2009):
    "In a book designed for parents, educators, and other professionals in the field of deaf education, the author balances theory and research with both practical approaches and anecdotal evidence to support her premise. [Refers to First Edition.]"

  • Judy Halden, Specialist SLT with Deaf People, Integrated Services for Learning, Low Incidence Team, Hertfordshire,Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists(2014):
    "This book is aimed at those who wish to know more about how spoken language underpins the development of literacy. However, much of the content is applicable to all children, as well as to those with a hearing loss. This second edition includes 20 chapters, five of which are new. These include an historical overview of reading achievements of people with hearing loss; reviews of literacy theories; different approaches to reading, propounding the importance of developing language as a basis for reading, not just phonics; as well as excellent examples of ways in which literacy might be developed both at home and at school. The author alludes to the auditory–verbal approach throughout the book and it finishes with a more detailed description of this approach, including thoughts from two of its founders, Daniel Ling and Helen Beebe. ..."


    Details: 400 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"
    ISBN13: 978-1-59756-557-8
    Release Date: 15/09/2013
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