Speech is an essential means of communication through which we make ourselves understood. It is the key that opens the door to friendships, education, and feelings of security
Cranston, RI (Vocus) October 7, 2010
Author Elizabeth Schwimer Morrissey offers an indispensable guide for teachers and the hearing impaired as she pens My Little Speech Book, a picture book made available through Xlibris.
“Speech is an essential means of communication through which we make ourselves understood. It is the key that opens the door to friendships, education, and feelings of security,” says Morrissey.
As an experienced speech and hearing specialist, mainstreaming deaf children in a normal school has been the focus of the author’s attention. To fulfill this goal, she creates this book for everyone who would like to improve their speech. It is specifically for those who are deaf or hard of hearing but can be beneficial for persons learning English as a second language, or those with delayed speech or who have a speech impediment which they are learning to correct. This method can also be used with hearing babies to give them a push to begin speaking.
Complete with photographs by James E. Morissey and step-by-step procedures, this book will help countless children and adults overcome their speech and hearing impediments. For more information on My Little Speech Book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Elizabeth Ann Morrissey lives with her husband, Dr. Ronald Morrissey Sr., in Rhode Island. They have a family of four children and four grandchildren. She was born and raised on Staten Island in New York. She became interested in the Oral Education of the Deaf while she was studying for her Masters of Art degree at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Following this, she received a full scholarship to St Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo where she received honors at graduation for her Academic excellence. She has taught as a demonstration teacher at Kendall School, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC and the Boston School for the Deaf, Randolf, Massachusetts.
She taught at Gordon School in East Providence, RI as well as Rhode Island and Massachusetts Public Schools. She has been a speech and hearing specialist for over twenty-five years.
My Little Speech Book * by Elizabeth Schwimer Morrissey, M.A., M. ED. and James E. Morrissey, MSW, Photographer
Exercises for Learning the alphabet and related vocabulary. Phonetic spelling is presented. Includes special procedures for deaf and hearing impaired, as well as for those students with Cochlear Implants.
Publication Date: September 8, 2010
Picture Book; $41.99; 78 pages; 978-1-4500-5457-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $51.99; 78 pages; 978-1-4500-5458-4
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
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