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By Virginia Frazier-Maiwald

Educators -- one in every of them a guardian of 2 deaf teenagers -- provide confident suggestion and encouragement on assisting youngsters adapt to deafness. suggested in those pages is the bimodal communique process, which involves having the kid, mom and dad, and different non-deaf relations mix signal language and speech because the first step to common conversation. The ebook additionally bargains a lot sturdy common recommendation on parenting. The authors rigidity that deaf and listening to childrens are extra alike than they're diverse.

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In the best of circumstances, this only happens occasionally and students can be brought back to a positive place where learning can proceed. However, occasionally students come to us from homes where tension is high and limits have not been set. These students inevitably have slower rates of learning. Chances are, as a hearing parent of a deaf or hard-of-hearing child, your life since the birth of your child and his or her diagnosis has been intense. Securing the medical and educational attention your child needs has been time consuming, financially burdening, and emotionally traumatic.

These negotiating skills practiced with siblings at home transfer to the world at large. Generally, all the children are responsible for group misbehavior no matter the age or disability. However, when one child hits another, parental intervention is necessary. < previous page page_27 next page > < previous page page_28 next page > Page 28 Consistent standards for behavior between siblings, whether deaf or hearing, are necessary. Resentment will build and place a wedge between siblings if standards for behavior are lower for the deaf or hard-of-hearing child.

Trust your instincts. If you are not getting the answers that you need or if you are not comfortable with the team, the team may not be working for you. You will need to keep looking for medical professionals who support you. The first labels applied to your child will come from the medical community. You may hear words such as handicapped, disabled, hearing impaired, hard-of-hearing, or deaf. Do not be frightened by these stereotypical labels. They hold much impact because they are new and most people have preconceived notions about what these words mean.

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