A Deaf Adult Speaks Out

A Deaf Adult Speaks Out Leo Jacobs has written a unique and personal account of what it is like to be deaf in a hearing world He speaks out on such issues as mainstreaming and its effect on deaf children and the Deaf communi

  • Title: A Deaf Adult Speaks Out
  • Author: Leo Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780930323615
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Deaf Adult Speaks Out

    Leo Jacobs has written a unique and personal account of what it is like to be deaf in a hearing world He speaks out on such issues as mainstreaming and its effect on deaf children and the Deaf community, total communication versus oralism, employment opportunities for deaf adults, and public policy toward deaf people This new edition includes an update of services by andLeo Jacobs has written a unique and personal account of what it is like to be deaf in a hearing world He speaks out on such issues as mainstreaming and its effect on deaf children and the Deaf community, total communication versus oralism, employment opportunities for deaf adults, and public policy toward deaf people This new edition includes an update of services by and for deaf people, and an expanded chapter on legislation and social issues that have had an impact on the Deaf community in the last ten years.

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    1. Amber

      This was required reading for a deaf culture class in college, I believe. I didn't get around to reading it until last week (whoa!). It's a quick read and also written by a deaf adult from a deaf family. He's brilliant in how he lays out the facts of the deaf society's journey in the United States. He addresses different types of deafness, contrasting family relationships with hearing families and deaf families in relation to a deaf child, societies' stereotypes and appreciation of the deaf, var [...]

    2. Charlie

      I haven't had as many interactions with the deaf community as I would like, but I've always been interested in learning more. The deaf people I've met have tended to be more sympathetic to the needs of other marginalised groups of people, since they have a deeper understanding of what it's like to be marginalised. This book was a good introduction, even though I wonder how Mr Jacobs's experience would be different if he were not a white man. As a person with above-average hearing, I obviously ha [...]

    3. Leah

      I had to read this for my "Resources Concerning the Deaf Community" class this semester. From the title I expected it to be more like a personal narrative, but it's actually an informational book about the issues that Deaf people face. It's very readable and contains a lot of interesting and concise information. However, my favorite part was actually the appendices at the end of the book. The panel discussion and stories included there were by far the most engaging for me.

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