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Genre: Children
Language: Hindi
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As the mother of a son who is deaf, a very young Angeliki Stamatopoulou-Pedersen was always looking for a children's book that would address the complex experiences of her child as he moved through childhood with his hearing loss. Eventually, she wrote one herself. Brilliantly illustrated by Tety Solou, an original Greek version was published in 2011, and was followed by the English translation, “The Secrets Hidden Beneath the Palm Tree” published in 2019. Deeply impressed by the book, Abha Sharma, who has also been deaf since childhood, was inspired to translate the book into the Hindi language so it could be accessible to a larger global audience. Her husband, Rajendra Sharma, collaborated with her on this deeply personal project.
We believe that this book will be an instrumental resource for introducing hearing loss in a joyful and practical manner to all children. The book also provides simple explanations and effective communication strategies for all Hindi-speaking children, parents, teachers, and clinicians in South Asia and around the world.
Seated under the palm tree, in a quiet place on the edge of the school playground, Sanjay and Sakina have a friendly talk. Sanjay is able to reveal the “secrets” for a successful conversation between a child who is deaf or wears hearing aids and one who does not. He goes on to point out how important it is to speak clearly and slowly and to be in close proximity to and face the person who wears hearing aids so they can lip read. On her part, Sakina displays a tender and sensitive side. She wants to learn how to play a more active and responsible role in integrating her new friend into all the activities in the classroom and playground. While various strategies such as lip reading games and the availability of specially trained hearing dogs that help with hearing can be beneficial, the role of parents and family at home and friends and teachers at school is crucial in developing empathy, and in creating an encouraging and supportive environment for all children.

About the Authors

Angeliki Stamatopoulou-Pedersen was born and raised in Greece. She studied nursing and worked in this field. Since 1972 she has been living in the United States with her family. She is a past member of the board of directors at the Connecticut Chapter of AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Over the past twenty-five years, she has attended many training seminars for parents and professionals in the field of deafness. She has also been trained by the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) at the American School fort he Deaf (ASD) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Abha Sharma was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India and did her post graduation in Biochemistry from the Pune University. Her parents discovered her severe deafness at the age of 13 only after her school teacher recognized her weakness. Despite all the hurdles she faced during her school and college years she completed her studies with flying colors and also received a doctorate degree in Biophysics from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. In the year 2000 she moved to USA with her family to join a research program in Biomedical sciences. She is currently a Research Scientist at the Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Washington. She is a member of Hearing Loss Association of America.

Rajendra Sharma was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India. He earned his doctorate degree in Chemistry from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He moved to USA in the year 2000. He retired as an Assistant Professor from the University of North Texas Health Science center and currently engaged in research consultation in biomedical sciences.

Tety Solou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied law and piano, but neither what she likes best is to
illustrate children’s books. She has illustrated over one hundred educational and literary books, and she has worked with beloved, well-known authors and leading publishers in her native country.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780984643028
Number of Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8"x11"
Interior Pages: Full Color
Binding: Paperback (Saddle Stitched)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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Khajoor ke ped ke neeche chupe rahasya

Khajoor ke ped ke neeche chupe rahasya

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harshverma 2 years, 12 months ago

Khajoor key ped key neechey

AmazIng Book! The title itself was so absorbing and reminded me if my school days learning times - the phrase ‘ Khajoor key ped key neechey’ was so catchy and the stories are so interesting and absorbing! Loved them!!

Karma2020 3 years ago

Amazing book!

A rare book that makes a powerful effort to share from a deaf child’s perspective how to interact, socialize and communicate. Excellent reading for kids and adults with a great translation into Hindi!

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