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Bibliography – Counselling Children with Cochlear Implants
Altshuler, Kenneth Z & Rainer, John D
Mental health and the deaf: approaches and prospects
U S Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1969
Austen, Sally & Crocker, Susan
Deafness in mind: working psychologically with deaf people across the lifespan
Presents the varying approaches to deaf mental health including preventative methods.
Austen, Sally & Jeffery, Dave
Deafness and challenging behaviour: the 360° perspective
John Wiley, 2007
ISBN: 9780470025482 0470025484
Multi-disciplinary professionals with specialist knowledge of working with deaf people explore aspects of mild to severe challenging behaviour. Special emphasis is placed on the needs of deaf sign language users.
Whiting & Birch, 1991
Christiansen, John B & Leigh, Irene W
Cochlear implants in children: ethics and choices
Based on a survey of parents with children who have cochlear implants and follow-up interviews with the parents and the children themselves. The final section looks at the controversy that cochlear implants have created in the Deaf community and looks at the ethics of implanting young children without their consent.
Counselling: the deaf challenge
Jessica Kingsley, 1994
Recommended for readers with some prior knowledge of counselling techniques and deaf issues, interested in furthering the access of deaf people to a form of counselling that encourages self-exploration and self-acceptance.
Denmark, John C
Deafness and mental health
Jessica Kingsley, 1994
The author is a leading psychiatrist working with deaf people. This book contains illustrative examples and could be of particular use in helping to understand the nature of deafness and to recognise mental problems.
Mental health assessment of deaf clients: a practical manual
Furth, Hans G
Thinking without language: psychological implications of deafness
Free Press, 1966
Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS)
Cool heads: stress central
Advice for teenagers on coping with stress and problems.
Cochlear implants: a collection of experiences of users of all ages
Hindley, Peter & Kitson, Nick
Mental health and deafness
Laurenzi, Carlo (Ed)
Keep deaf children in mind: current issues in mental health
Based on proceedings from a conference on mental health issues for deaf children.
Laurenzi, Carlo & Ridgeway, Sharon
Progress through equality: new perspectives in the field of mental health and deafness
BSMHD Publications, 1996
Of sound and mind : deafness, personality and mental health
Scottish Workshop Publications, 1978
National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Cochlear implants: young people's views
NDCS & Ear Foundation, 2007
Research into young cochlear implant users' views of having a cochlear implant presented in soundbites.
Lifeskills: a handbook
Practical counselling and helping skills: helping clients to help themselves (2nd ed)
PATHS: the way towards personal and social empowerment for deaf children: a report on the NDCS Deaf Children in Mind project: personal and social initiative
A three year initiative designed to empower deaf children with new personal and social skills and developed a school-based curriculum focusing on the emotional development of children.
Schlesinger, Hilde S & Meadow, Kathryn P
Sound and sign: childhood deafness and mental health
University of California Press, 1972
Stein, Laszlo K; Mindel, Eugene D; Jabaley, Theresa
Deafness and mental health
Grune & Stratton, 1981
Sussman, Allen E & Stewart, Larry G
Counseling with deaf people
Deafness Research & Training Center, New York University, 1971
von der Lieth, Lars
Life in families with deaf members: proceedings of the Vth World Conference on Deafness
National Federation of the Deaf in Denmark, 1978
Papers cover a variety of topics relating to deaf children in hearing families, hearing children in Deaf families, communication in families, counselling and therapy.
Issues in deafness: Video three: Deafness and mental health; Video four: Signs of change: politics and the Deaf community (1 video tape)
Open University Press, 1991
Open Unversity course: D251: Issues in Deafness Accompanied by a Video Handbook (for both video tapes)
Scottish Council on Deafness
Counselling ... : a resource
Scottish Council on Deafness, 2007
DVD for PC.
Snap-shot of deafness and mental health
Deaf Worlds 2006,, Vol 22 (2), pS85-S90
Key questions arising from the diagnosis and treatment of Deaf sign language users with mental health problems.
Brunnberg, Elinor; Boström, Margareta Lindén; Berglund, Mats
Self-rated mental health, school adjustment, and substance use in hard-of-hearing adolescents
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p324-335
Study of mental health and substance abuse among young people who are hard of hearing in Sweden.
Challenging behaviour: wouldn't you?
Talking Sense Spring 2008, Vol 54 (1), p24-33
Practical approaches to challenging behaviour in deafblind people.
Out of sight, out of mind (In focus ... mental health)
Talking Sense Spring 2007, Vol 53 (1), p24-34
Looks at emotional and mental health issues for deafblind people.
Feelings and emotions in deaf adolescents
Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (4), p195-205
A study of deaf and hearing teenagers to compare their emotional lives.
Do you hear voices? Problems in assessment of mental status in deaf persons with severe language deprivation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2007, Vol 12 (2), p127-147
This article examines some of the problems associated with the psychiatric evaluation of deaf people who have very limited language.
Kushalnagar, Poorna ... [et al]
Intelligence, parental depression, and behavior adaptability in deaf children being considered for cochlear implantation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2007, Vol 12 (3), p335-349
Looks at the role of the parent-child relationship as a factor in the success of cochlear implantation. Early access to visual communication from the parent(s) is seen as important for the subsequent success of a cochlear implant.
Kvam, Marit H; Loeb, Mitchell; Tambs, Kristian
Mental health in deaf adults: symptoms of anxiety and depression among hearing and deaf individuals
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2007, Vol 12 (1), p1-7
Reports on a comparative survey of deaf and hearing adults in Norway on mental health problems.
Most, Tova; Wiesel, Amatzia; Blitzer, Tamar
Identity and attitudes towards cochlear implant among deaf and hard of hearing adolescents
Deafness and Education International 2007, Vol 9 (2), p68-82
Authors surveyed teenagers with cochlear implants to how they thought of their "identity", ie, deaf, hearing, bicultural, marginal.
Munro, L; Knox, M; Lowe,R
Exploring the potential of constructionist therapy: Deaf clients, hearing therapists and a reflecting team
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p307-323
Techniques for hearing psychotherapists who work with deaf clients.
Titus, Janet C; Schiller, James A; Guthmann, Debra
Characteristics of youths with hearing loss admitted to substance abuse treatment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p336-350
Profiles deaf young people admitted to substance abuse treatment centres.
van Unen, Aleida
Parents' choice for cochlear implants and biculturalism
Deaf Worlds 2007, Vol 23 (2&3), pS161- S164
Hearing parents of a deaf child describe how they have tried to allow their child who has a cochlear implant to make the most of his hearing and his deafness by encouraging use of sign language in certain situations and part-time attendance at a deaf school.
Wallis, Delia; Musselman, Carol; MacKay, Sherri
Hearing mothers and their deaf children: the relationship between early, ongoing mode match and subsequent mental health functioning in adolescence
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2004, Vol 9 (1), p2-14
Explores the impact of communication choices on the mental health of deaf adolescents.
Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Michael, Rinat
Mothers' stress and expectations as a function of time since child's cochlear implantation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2007, Vol 12 (1), p55-64
A study of how families cope with the expectations and stresses relating to their child's cochlear implantation.
Wheeler, Alexandra ... [et al]
Cochlear implants: the young people's perspective
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2007, Vol 12 (3), p303-316
A survey of the first cohort of young people to have grown up using cochlear implants along with more recent implantees, aged 13-17. Respondents were asked about their attitudes to the device, to education, communication and deaf identity.
Parenting a child with a cochlear implant: a critical incident study
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2007, Vol 12 (2), p221-241
A study of the experiences which helped parents of children who have received cochlear implants.