SUGGESTED READINGS FOR TEACHERS OF THE DEAF AURAL\ORAL
BY ELIZABETH M. MENDRALA
SMITH COLLEGE

Keywords: Deaf Education Information, Books and Journals, Deafness Specific Professional Resources

Murray-Tye, Nancy, Ph.D., Let's Converse: A "How-To Guide To Develop and Expand Conversational Skills of Children and Teenagers Who are Hearing Impaired." Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc., Washington, DC., 1994

This book is a good reference for teachers of the deaf aural\oral approach because it addresses: conversational difficulties, strategies for adults who interact with hard-of- hearing children, ways to nurture children's conversational and language skills, communication breakdown in conversations and repair strategies, generating social skills, and requisites for conversation: as in engendering world knowledge. At the end of each chapter, references are listed for further readings on that particular issue as well as brief summaries of the chapter. It also contains appendices with activities appropriate for the home environment that supports learning and language development.

I like this book because it gives parents and teachers the support they need when dealing with hearing-impaired children It shares experiences of parents and teachers who are facing similar situations.

Uploaded by: Jodi Gray/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major