As Deaf Education teachers, our duty should be to promote functional living, social-interaction, and self-advocacy skills for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is especially important for Deaf Education teachers to promote this because the amount of support a deaf child receives at home may be minimal. In a classroom, there may be a student who has deaf parents to guide him/her through life. On the other side of the spectrum, there may be a deaf child of hearing parents whom show no interest in interacting with their deaf child. Those who have deaf parents are more likely to develop a strong sense of independence because they have their parents as role models.
The cultural component of deafness experiences several oppositions. These oppositions include the cochlear implant, Deaf schools versus mainstream schools, and audism. Being a part of the tight-knit Deaf community, there are several oppositions and conflicting views. However, the Deaf community is so strong and prideful that these oppositions do not bring their culture down. The Deaf culture experiences controversies about the cochlear implant.
Before taking American Sign Language, I was awfully intimidated by other Deaf people in my neighborhood, since they were always in the same groups constantly speaking a foreign language. Now, I feel I have a better perception of why Deaf people react the way they do to specific situations with hearing people and the resources and help that gets them to where they need to be and to communicate as best as possible. Along with my knowledge in ASL, reading this text will guide me to strive to understand Deaf culture better, knowing at least one of the stories and steps that it takes to appreciate the usage of
A deaf child born to deaf parents adapt language normally, because the parents know how to relate to their child. However, a deaf child born to hearing parents, who have no prior exposure to the deaf culture, struggle to learn how to communicate with their child. The absence of communication will interfere with a child’s development (Easterbrooks & Baker 2002). Hearing parents do try their best, but there are things a deaf child needs. The knowledge of visual and spatial relationships is a skill most hearing parents do not understand, however their child will need that understanding (Easterbrooks & Baker 2002).
Deafness causes the person to have the absence of sound. Without being able to hear the person could miss out on many activities. If unable to hear you are missing one of the five senses. Looking at the couple mentioned in the introductory paragraph, who will be referred to as Barb and Ginny from here on, they argued that their child needed to be deaf in order to function in the deaf community in which they live in. Choosing this for their child is limiting them to that community and depriving the child of enjoyments created by the sense of sound.
Someone with a disability, like deafness, will always struggle when it comes to things such as school, working, and making friends. They will struggle far more than “normal” people with no disability would. Also, I agree with Kant in which people have the right to freedom of choice. It 's unfair to Gauvin that his parents made the decision for him to be deaf for the rest of his life, and making sure he 's not able to do anything about it. I personally believe what Duchesneau and McCullough did demonstrated ethical egoism.
Some deaf or hard of hearing may be forced to master English to build a foundation on their education. We could prevent audism by informing others of the issue. A website titled Stop Audism stated, “The only way to stop prejudice is to educate the community on the problem.” If we identify the problem we can begin to prevent and decrease the issue. Many cases of audism are due to the lack of knowledge about how one may be insulting the other. However, if we educate everyone about audism, there would be a huge decrease in the amount of audism
We have to show our kids that being different is not a weakness but a strength. In my opinion, Mr. Kennish failed in one of the benefits people with a hearing disability need and that is social support. The show made social support into a major discussion, which should not be ignored. Due to lack of social support, it is hard for deaf kids to be matriculated in mainstreaming. By having a lack of social support we are allowing future generations to not be accepting of people with hearing disabilities.
Most jobs won’t hire a deaf person because they don’t think they are able to do the job even if they are more than capable, typically companies don’t want to accommodate or are unaware on how to accommodate the deaf or hard of hearing. The National Association of the deaf can help inform you on what to do and legally what is your next step. On their website, it’ll say that deaf people must have, “visual alerts for audible alarms and messages, captioned audiovisual information.” Those are just a few accommodations that every deaf person. The next step if a person is discriminated would be to contact Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and it will be
He is not responding to your voice, nor does he react to loud noises, crashing and banging sounds, sirens, etc. In addition, it is clearly apparent that he is not developing language. After meeting with the pediatrician, you are faced with the harsh reality that your son is deaf. Now what are you going to do? Parents of deaf children have many options to work with the child’s deafness; the two most common approaches being the oral approach and the manual approach (ASL).