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I don't know if there's any other phenomenon that results in parents being bombarded with so much conflicting information. If your child is deaf, you might as well lock yourself in the basement. You'll need to fight off people with a stick.
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry will come at you with his own perspective on how to raise deaf children. Most likely, right off the bat you'll have people encouraging you to look into hearing aids, speech therapy, and cochlear implants.
You'll make many a visit to your friendly neighborhood audiologist. You might feel you need a degree from M. If that's not overwhelming enough, sooner or later you'll encounter someone advocating on behalf of the cultural approach. This devastating hearing loss, people will tell you, is actually a blessing where your child gets to participate in a fascinating culture with its own language, American Sign Language ASL.
You'll also encounter those who agree with the concept of sign language, but not ASL. They might offer their perspective that it's Signed Exact English SEEor any variation thereof, that might be more appropriate. That should do it.
Or, if you prefer to be more audio-visual, Cued Speech might do the trick.
It's enough to make you scream, isn't it? If all of this is confusing enough for parents of deaf children, how do you think a young deaf child would feel when confronted with all of this? And I haven't even gone into educational placement options, which is a whole new ballgame in itself.
Although the primary focus of this page is on hearing parents of deaf children, educational placement is an aspect that also has deaf parents of deaf children up in arms over some very difficult choices. There's a definite, ongoing buzz in the deaf community over which deaf schools are the best.
Armed with this information, deaf parents as well as hearing parents may feel compelled to uproot their families and move closer to an educational program that best meets the needs of their deaf children. This can be a very tough choice because it may involve moving out of state--or even across the country.
The Solution Within Some advocates may be so caught up in their own ideals that they may forget who they're dealing with. Namely, parents of deaf children who must make difficult choices that will affect them for the rest of their lives.
Many of these parents have to make these choices while they are still going through a grieving process over their child's hearing loss.
It is for this reason I was motivated to write an article titled You Deaf People where I acknowledged that advocates everywhere need to be more sensitive to the needs of parents of deaf children. If you read it, you'll see how I learned a valuable lesson about deaf advocacy.
First, carefully review all of the options available to you. And then, step away. Step away from the people trying to sell their philosophy on you. Sooner or later you will be able to make well-informed decisions.
Sure, there are countless experts out there, but it's you--and only you--who is the expert at knowing your own child.
You WILL be able to make excellent decisions.
You can do several things that are of immense benefit to your child. The key is to find what fits your child, as opposed to forcing your child to fit into one thing while excluding another.WTSD held the first Language for Littles session with preschool parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
Welcome! ~~~~~ The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children, a non-profit, tuition-free school located in Northeast Pennsylvania, provides a variety of academic and extracurricular programs to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children from birth through the 8th grade.
There are around children in the Wigan area with a hearing loss. Most deaf children go to mainstream school and they are often the only deaf child in their class or even in their school. Welcome to Deaf Children's Society! Our Vision: Happy, healthy children - growing, learning, laughing and communicating!
Our Mission: To provide programs and services that offer expertise and guidance as families with deaf and hard of hearing children ages navigate through opportunities for speech, language, education and communication.
Our Values and Beliefs: We believe in the right of.
Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. A deaf person has little to no hearing.
Hearing loss may occur in one or both ears. In children, hearing problems can affect the ability to learn spoken language and in adults it can create difficulties with social interaction and at work.
In some people, particularly older people, hearing loss can result. Deaf Child is a coming of age film by Alex de Ronde in which he portrays the life of his son, a charismatic young man who happens to be deaf.
The film follows Tobias from the cradle to the present day through archive material and other personal footage.