A contemporary text designed to prepare future professionals to successfully work with deaf and hard of hearing students. Specifically developed as a current and comprehensive look at the rapidly evolving field of deaf education, this first edition text covers a wide array of critical topics regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing education including cognition, social development, personal development, myths and misconceptions, postsecondary opportunities and employment, cochlear implants, and personnel training. Supplemented with a variety of illustrations, charts, and tables, Deaf Education in the 21st Century has been carefully written and organized to prepare today's students to work effectively with this population.
About the Author
Dr. Nanci Scheetz is a professor and program coordinator for the ASL/Interpreting and Deaf Education programs at Valdosta State University. She is a nationally certified interpreter and teaches courses in both the interpreter training program as well as the deaf education program. She has authored several texts including: Orientation to Deafness, Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness (Allyn & Bacon, 2003), Sign Communication for Everyday Use (Aspen Publishers, 1998), and Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skills: Narratives for Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 2008).