I have been a part of Cora Barclay Centre since I was 4 years old, they have gave me an opportunity to able to speak just like everybody else and I wouldn’t thanks enough for them to continue teaching me to speak and hear. Web of Hearing Impaired Student 's Peer Alliance (WHISPA) is a peer group of young adult who are hearing impairment that comes together from Adelaide’s surroundings such as Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Adelaide. They come together each fortnight at Cora Barclay Centre to create a unique friendships and good opportunities for those who are hearing impairment to be themselves. Also to able to share their experience to another about their life with hearing impaired. Since being with WHISPA for a couple years, I have now become a leader and mentor of the group. This does help me to able to communicate to another and learn more about each individual person. Since WHISPA is mainly for speaking, however there are a few people who goes to WHISPA that does speak in sign language, this will help me with this assignment because...
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... any advices for normal hearing people when they are talking to a hearing impaired or Deaf?” because some people who are Deaf sometime get annoyed that non-hearing impaired don’t understand when they are talking to them. So I have asked a few people to see what they’ve came up with. Most of them have said that it would be nice if people can face with Deaf before talking to them instead of behind as they don’t always hear what is going on. People can always forget to understand that because a person is hearing impaired, doesn’t mean that they can treat them dumb because sometime some hearing impaired are just like everybody else but there are some that needed extra support such as talking louder or repeating what being said. However, that doesn’t need to happen until a Deaf person has asked that person. Other than that, everybody should always talk clearly and slowly.
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