Higher Education

Educating the Deaf: Psychology, Principles, and Practices, 5th Edition

  • Donald F. Moores Gallaudet University
  • ISBN-10: 061804289X  |  ISBN-13: 9780618042890
  • 456 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996, 1987
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $234.75



Educating the Deaf is the authoritative, comprehensive standard-bearer in its market, offering balanced coverage of hotly contested issues, such as language acquisition vs. manual communication. The text compiles all the major home, school, and community issues that affect the education of the deaf.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary.
1. Overview: Education of the Deaf
The Influence of Public Education
Definitions of Terms
Communication Modes and Methods of Instruction
Educational Programs and Services
The Deaf Community
Impact of Diversity
2. Historical Perspectives: Prehistoric Times to the Twentieth Century
The Ancient World
The Middle Ages
The Spread of Islam
The Beginnings of Education of the Deaf
The Twentieth Century to World War II
3. Historical Perspectives: The United States from the Eighteenth Century to World War II
Early Efforts
The Establishment of Schools for the Deaf
The Spread of Education of the Deaf
First Attempts at Oral Education and the Common School Movement in the United States
The Establishment of Oral Schools in the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century
Edward Miner Gallaudet and Alexander Graham Bell
From 1900 to World War II--Stagnation
4. Deafness: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
Early Investigations of Causality
Early Issues of Heredity and Deafness
Contemporary Identified Causes of Deafness
Current Developments and Projections
5. Deaf Individuals with Additional Conditions
Changing Terminology
Incidence Estimates
Major Identified Educational Disabilities Related to Deafness
Teacher Morale
Modes of Communication
Mild Impairments
Training for Academically Low-Achieving Adults
6. Families with Deaf Members: Interpersonal Relations from Diagnosis to Adulthood
The Impact of a Deaf Child on a Family
Periods of Stress
Facilitating Satisfactory Growth and Development
The Need for Observational Data in Naturalistic Settings
7. Deafness and Cognitive Functioning
The Development of Thought and Language
Nineteenth-Century Views on Deafness and Thought
The Assessment of Cognitive Abilities
The Relationship Among Thought, Language, and Deafness
Recent Developments
8. Deafness and Social-Emotional Adjustment
Limitations of Research on Social-Emotional Development of Deaf Individuals
Research on Personality Characteristics of Deaf Individuals
The Establishment of Psychiatric and Mental Health Services for Deaf Persons
The Facilitation of Optimal Development
Group Counseling and the Use of Interpreters
9. American Sign Language and Manual Communication
American Sign Language
The Growth of the Deaf Community
10. Early Intervention, Infant, and Preschool Programs
Meeting the Problems of Early Intervention: The Nineteenth Century
Early Intervention, Infant, and Preschool Programs in the Twentieth Century
Research on the Effectiveness of Programs
The Methodology Issue
ASL and Early Intervention
11. The Acquisition of English: Teaching and Training Techniques
Instruction for the Development of Grammatical Structure
Teaching Speech
The Utilization of Residual Hearing
Speech Reading
12. Literacy: The Development of Reading and Writing
Literacy and Predictive Factors
13. Elementary and Secondary Education
Educational Programs for Deaf Children
Academic Achievement
Educational Programs and Academic Placement
Research on Academic Achievement
Special Curricular Methods
14. Postsecondary Education and the Economic Status of Deaf Individuals
Early Efforts Toward Postsecondary Education
Investigations of the Vocational Status of Deaf Individuals
Deaf Students in Colleges for Hearing Students
Development of Programs for Deaf Individuals at Postsecondary Institutions for Hearing Students

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donald F. Moores

Donald Moores is a full professor, Senior Research Scientist, and director of the Center for Studies in Education and Human Development at Gallaudet University. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 at the University of Illinois. As director of the Center for Studies in Education and Human Development, Moores oversees research in child development, mental health, reading, and secondary education as well as his own research in psycholinguistics, learning theory and deafness. He has more than 150 publications including books, monographs, chapters, articles and proceedings and has made over 80 scholarly presentations. Honors include a research travel grant to the Soviet Union and a Fulbright Fellow Award. Most recently, he has worked as Editor of the American Annals of the Deaf.