This book is written expressly for the parents of deaf children and can be enthusiastically recommended for its authoritative background, excellent writing, and thorough coverage of the problems associated with hearing impairment in childhood. There is constant emphasis on parental understanding as a prerequisite to normal personality development in the handicapped child.
Among the chapter headings are included the meaning of deafness, its causes and types, parental attitudes and their significance, the needs of the deaf child, the acquisition of ability by the child to take care of himself, problems of communication, and what may be expected of the child. There is also a section devoted to the organizations which can help, pertinent books and periodicals, and a list of schools for the deaf and hard of hearing in the United States and Canada. The publisher's usual high standard of book presentation adds even more stature to this fine volume.