Book Description: This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the major psychological, social, and educational issues affecting the lives of children, adolescents, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their families. Psychological, Social, and Educational Dimensions of Deafness presents an inclusive description of current research and practice that is complemented by the voices of individuals through personal essays that highlight and illustrate significant concepts and trends. Professionals and pre-professionals preparing for roles in education, psychology, counseling, rehabilitation, interpreting, and speech and hearing science will find the book timely, readable, and thorough. Each chapter focuses on a topic relevant to the broad scope of issues related to the lifelong development of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The chapters can also provide in-depth discussion and offers a core of current information from which instructors and readers can apply both personal and professional experiences. For therapists, counselors or psychologists working with people who are deaf and their families, or anyone interested in gaining more knowledge on deafness.