This book is addressed primarily to teachers of the deaf, student teachers of the deaf and parents of deaf children. It should also be useful to professionals such as speech therapists and educational psychologists who work with deaf children.
The auditory–oral approach.
What is involved in an auditory–oral approach?
The case for oralism.
Evidence supporting an auditory–oral appraoch.
Problems with oralism.
What is involved in a Total Communication approach?
The case for a TC approach.
An evaluation of TC.
The future of TC.
The bilingual approach.
The case for bilingualism
What is involved in a bilingual approach?
An evaluation of the bilingual approach.
Discussion and conclusion.