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Helping Children Who Are Deaf
Family and community support for children
who do not hear well
By Sandy Niemann, Devorah Greenstein, and Darlena David
Illustrated by Heidi Broner
The Hesperian Health Guides
Berkeley, California, USA
Copyright © 2004, 2014 by The Hesperian Health Guides. All rights reserved.
First edition: March 2004. Update: December 2014
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First edition: March 2004.
Updated English edition: December 2014.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Helping children who are deaf: family and community support for children who do not hear well/ by Sandy Niemann, Devorah Greenstein, and Darlena David ; illustrated by Heidi Broner.— 1st ed.
p. cm. — (Early assistance series for children with disabilities)
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0-942364-44-9 (pbk.)
1. Deaf children—means of communication. 2. Deaf children—Family relationships. 3. Deaf children—Services for. 4. Child development. I. Greenstein Devorah, 1944- II.
David, Darlena. III. Title. IV. Series.
by Devorah Greenstein, of a deaf boy and his father in Haiti.
The boy is using a sign he made up to describe
the bright light from a camera’s flash.
Cover art: anonymous indigenous design, Panama.
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