Diane L. Chambers
Bert Riedel, an eighty-six year old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from world since age forty-five, discovers a new life through hand-over-hand-sign. This heartwarming narrative about the life-changing power of sign language communication is told by Diane L. Chambers, Bert’s sign language teacher. Diane finds her world transformed as well by her relationship with her unique deaf-blind student. Words in My Hands is the true story of their unforgettable journey.
Beautifully and eloquently written, Chambers’ story takes the reader through the intricacies and complexities of not only deafness and blindness, but of language itself. This impactful memoir is for professionals in education, social services, healthcare, and rehabilitation. It is an inspiration for all!
- An award from The National League of American Pen Women
- Praise from acclaimed author, Joanne Greenberg, from Patricia Clark, researcher of ASL at Rochester Institute of Technology, and B.J. LeJeune, Director of Deaf-Blind Programs at
. Mississippi State University
- National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Inside Gcm, Winter 2007 /Spring 2008
- British Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2007
Association of Resource Specialists and Special Educators California
Speech-Language Hearing Association Deaf-Blind Perspectives Oklahoma
- Alvin Roberts, Bureau of Blind Services Quality Assurance Administrator,
, Illinios Carbondale
- Dr. McCay Vernon, Chairman of the
Advisory Board National Deaf Academy
- Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (fall of 2006)
- The National League of American Pen Women
ISBN 9760967-0-6, Words in My Hands is $15.95 in soft cover, 263 pages and includes photographs. Now available on line at www.ellexapress.citymax.com,
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