Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations (Perspectives on Deafness) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition


Editorial Reviews:


“[The book] recognizes that deaf children’s development is no longer educationally the sole responsibility of specialist staff but instead a partnership between mainstream teachers and qualified TODs.


As such it provides an excellent entry point into the world of deaf teaching for the interested newbie, and a good tool for teachers of the deaf to use in developing the understanding of their colleagues.


Indeed, TODs will welcome the way the book breaks down evidence-based practice into manageable sections which can each be taken as the core of a training session or professional discussion.
It will provide a valuable resource for both teachers of the deaf and mainstream teachers too.”

Hannah Birch, review in Deafness & Education International


About the Author:

Harry Knoors is a professor at the Behavioral Science Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and general director Knowledge & Innovation at Royal Dutch Kentalis.


Knoors is trained as a psycholinguist, specializing in language and literacy of deaf children.

He is involved in research on childhood deafness (mainly language, literacy, and psychosocial development) and research on the effectiveness of special education.

Marc Marschark is a Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he directs the Center for Education Research Partnerships.

His research focuses on language comprehension and learning by deaf children and adults in formal and informal educational settings.


Product Description:

Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations explores how deaf students (children and adolescents) learn and the conditions that support their reaching their full cognitive potential — or not.

Beginning with an introduction to teaching and learning of both deaf and hearing students, Knoors and Marschark take an ecological approach to deaf education, emphasizing the need to take into account characteristics of learners and of the educational context.

Building on the evidence base with respect to developmental and psychological factors in teaching and learning, they describe characteristics of deaf learners which indicate that teaching deaf learners is not, or should not, be the same as teaching hearing learners.

In this volume, Knoors and Marschark explore factors that influence the teaching of deaf learners, including their language proficiency, literacy and numeracy skills, cognitive abilities, and social-emotional factors.

These issues are addressed in separate chapters, with a focus on the importance to all of them of communication and language.

Separate chapters are devoted to the promise of multimedia enhanced education and the possible influences of contextual aspects of the classroom and the school on learning by deaf students.

The book concludes by pointing out the importance of appropriate education of teachers of deaf learners, given the increasing diversity of those students and the contexts in which they are educated.

It bridges the gap between research and practice in teaching and outlines ways to improve teacher education.

About the product:

PROS: eBook features:

  • Highlight, take notes, and search in the book
  • Page numbers are just like the physical edition
  • Create digital flashcards instantly
  • Format: Print Replica

CONS: * This title is not supported on Kindle e-Readers or the Kindle for Windows 8 app.

  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

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* To read this title on Windows 7, 8, or 10, you can use the Kindle for PC app.
PRICE: $66.39 (Kindle Edition) $15.99 (Hardcover)



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2 Replies to “Perspectives on Deafness Review | Psychological and Developmental Foundations.”

  1. I can personally appreciate what it takes to teach deaf people through the use of sign language and lip reading as i enrolled on a sign language coarse many years ago as my ex girlfriend was deaf. Deaf people find learning any communication skills is very hard and trying to integrate into the hearing world.

    1. Yes Andrew, I agree that deaf people communicating within the ‘hearing community’ could somewhat be a challenging task. I feel it’s more difficult for hearing impaired children, learning new communicating skills, to fit in smoothly with others who don’t have this disability. Other young kids can be cruel. With teasing and bullying on the rise within the school system, a young boy and girl with disabilities, may experience mental and/or emotional issues as he or she ages. 

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