Words in My Hands, A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey
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Bert Riedel, an eighty-six year-old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from the world since age forty-five, discovers a new life through tactile sign language. This is a heartwarming narrative about the life changing power of american sign language communication told by Diane Chambers, Bert's sign language teacher. Diane finds her world transformed as well by her relationship with her unique student. Words in My Hands is the true story of their unforgettable journey.
While this true story illustrates psychosocial factors that complicate the disabilities of deafness and deaf-blindness, it carries an inspirational message as well. This book is a resource for educators, rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals who work or interact with the deaf, blind, elderly, or disabled. It is for families who deal with a member’s hearing loss, vision loss, or other disability. This book shows how miracles can happen where there are dedicated professionals and caregivers.
For anyone who wants to learn more about deaf-blindness, or how to improve your skills in communicating with deaf-blind persons, this book will help you gain insight into the world of the deaf-blind. You will discover techniques you can use in communicating with deaf-blind, or persons who are deaf wih low vision, or hard of hearing and blind, or hard of hearing with low vision.
For readers, not working in the field of deafness, this book is for you, too. It is an inspiration for all!
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