Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey

Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey

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 Author  Diane Chambers
 Year Published  2005
 Type  Books
 Category Communication

Bert Riedel, an eighty-six year old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from the 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 Lane 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. The 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!

263 pages