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By Kathryn P. Meadow-Orlans

3 students from Gallaudet U. in Washington D.C. speak about the result of their study into the reviews of younger deaf and tough of listening to kids and their mom and dad. dependent upon a national survey of folks with six- to seven-year-old young children, in addition to eighty in-depth interviews, the textual content des

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Advised us not to teach her sign language. And that if she did sign, she wouldn’t speak” (Survey 30). The following comment describes the bias of some professionals: It just seems to me that there’s so many people, you know, that have in their own mind what is the right way to educate or the right method of communication and that’s part of what they’re trying to pass on to parents . . ” . . I mean, I wouldn’t have known, like, Cued Speech. I wouldn’t have known it had existed if I hadn’t read about it first.

And you wouldn’t believe the flack we’ve caught from that. (Survey 348) Equally one sided are the opinions of proponents of an oral approach who suggest that most children with hearing losses have sufficient residual hearing, with appropriate amplification to acquire language through listening (Ling, 1989; Lynas, 1999). They may tell parents that reliance on sign language will inhibit a child’s motivation to learn to speak and interfere with the child’s ability to attend to the “weaker” auditory signal.

So his hearing was such that he could learn through that Hard of Hearing Children: Forgotten and Overlooked mode. He picked up speech sounds very well with therapy. So there wasn’t a need to do anything different since he was very capable of learning that way. (Survey 242) Hearing aids are one of the visible marks of hearing loss. The mother in the following selection explains how she promoted her son’s acceptance of his hearing aids: He’s never been shy through any of this. Even when he first got his hearing aids, Kevin was never upset about them.

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