Recommended Readings for Families

Carroll, Cathryn and Mather, Susan M., Movers & Shakers: Deaf People Who Changed the World, San Diego, Dawn Sign Press, 1997. A collection of deaf success stories.

Forecki, Maria Calhoun, Speak to Me, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1995. A down-to-earth account of how a single mother copes to accept her 18 month old son’s deafness.

Holcomb, Roy, Holcomb, Samuel, and Holcomb, Thomas, Deaf Culture, Our Way, San Diego, Dawn Sign Press, 1995. An entertaining glimpse of life in the deaf community. A portion of sales of this is donated to ASDC.

Humphries, Tom, Padden, Carol, Basic Course in American Sign Language, Silver Spring, MD, T.J. Publishers, Inc., 1994. A pri- mer used in many sign language classes. Spanish version: Rubio, Lourdes, translator, Delgado, Gilbert, Editor, Un Curso Basico de Lenguaje Americano de Senas, Silver Spring, MD, T.J. Publishers, 1991.

King, Jess Freeman and Kelley-King, Jan., ASL Basics for Hearing Parents of Deaf Children, Hillsboro, OR, Butte Publications, 1996. Introduces the basics of ASL in an easy format. Video also available.

Lane, Harlan, The Mask of Benevolence, San Diego, Dawn Sign Press, 1999.

Mahshie, Shawn Neal, Educating deaf Children Bilingually, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1995. Practices in educating deaf children to achieve grade-level mastery and fluency in the languages of the deaf community and general society.

Marschark, Marc, Raising and Educating a Deaf Child, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997. Information on deaf children’s needs. A portion of sales of this is donated to ASDC.

Medwid, Daria and Weston, Denise Chapman, Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1995. A step-by-step guide to and reference for raising a deaf or hard of hearing child.

Moore, Matthew S. and Levitan, Linda, For Hearing People Only, Deaf Life Press, 2003.

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Educational Service Guidelines, Alexandria, VA, NASDSE, 1994. Describes needed program elements and features which must be considered when designing appropriate services for individual students.

Neisser, Arden, The Other Side of Silence, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1996. Provides parents with a firm foundation for making decisions for their child.

Ogden, Paul, The Silent Garden, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 1996. Provides parents with a firm foundation for making decisions for their child.

Oliva, Gina, Alone in the Mainstream, Washington, D.C., Gallaudet University Press, 2004.

Riekehof, Lottie L. The Joy of Signing, Springfield, MO, Gospel Publishing House, 1987. A popular dictionary of approximately 1,500 signs.

Sacks, Oliver Seeing Voices, Vintage Books, 1990.

Spradley, T.S. & Spradley, J.P., Deaf Like Me, Silver Spring, MD, National Association of the Deaf, 1978. A family’s story of educating and communicating with their daughter.