ABSTRACT

This book is about the importance of placing the views of families with deaf children at the front of policies and practices which impact on their lives. It concerns such families in a variety of different situations and circumstances, facing a whole range of issues, many of which are equally relevant to children with other impairments and their families. The aim of the book is to raise awareness of how enabling environments can be provided for deaf children and their families. It is about taking disability out of their experience of hearing impairment.