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Amy signs : a mother, her deaf daughter, and their stories
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Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, c2012.
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Book
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xiv, 320 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.
Status:
LSDHH - Adult Non-Fiction
H.I. Coll. 362.42083 G376a
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"Thirty-seven years ago, I vowed to write a truthful book about raising a deaf child." Rebecca Willman Gernon followed through on her promise with her deaf daughter Amy Willman in this extraordinary new narrative. Many stories have been told about a parent's struggle to help her deaf child succeed in a mostly hearing world. Amy Signs marks a signature departure in that both Rebecca and Amy relate their perspectives on their journey together. When she learns of 11-month-old Amy's deafness in 1969, Rebecca fully expresses her anguish, and traces all of the difficulties she endured in trying to find the right educational environment for Amy. The sacrifices of the rest of her family weighed heavily on her, also. Though she resolved to place four-year-old Amy in Nebraska's residential school for deaf students, the emotional toll seemed too much to bear. Amy's view acts as the perfect counterpoint. Interwoven with her mother's story, Amy's account confirms that signing served her best. She summarizes life in boarding school as "laughter and homesickness." She laughed with all of her deaf friends, though felt homesick at times. Amy thanks her mother for the gift of sign, asserting that a mainstream education would never have led her to earn a master's degree and later teach American Sign Language at the University of Nebraska. Amy Signs is a positive albeit cautionary tale for parents of deaf children today whose only choice is a mainstreamed education.

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English
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9781563685378 (trade pbk.), 156368537X (trade pbk.)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gernon, R. W., & Willman, A. (2012). Amy signs: a mother, her deaf daughter, and their stories. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gernon, Rebecca Willman and Amy. Willman. 2012. Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gernon, Rebecca Willman and Amy. Willman, Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gernon, Rebecca Willman., and Amy Willman. Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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