English for kids. Words,words, words. Tools. Visualization. BSL. PowerPoint. BSL SignBank. Emily Howlett: Are cochlear implants child abuse, a ‘quick fix’ or a threat to Deaf identity? As anyone who reads my Deaf Mum column will have noticed, cochlear implants have been quite a hot topic of conversation for me recently.
And when I say hot, I mean scorching. Having been burned by both sides of all the arguments over the years, I thought it was about time someone tried to look at the main points objectively. Then I remembered it’s impossible to be truly objective, so I just did my best and then went to play with my boy instead. This is where I got to before my head exploded; enjoy. Cochlear implants are child abuse This is such a grey area; I’m slightly afraid of it. Some people say that to give a child a CI is pretty much the same as abusing them, as Rita Symonds found in last year’s documentary “My Daughter, Deafness and Me”. At any age before they are old enough to consent, a child who is implanted has had that decision taken away from them. The general assumption is that of course the child will want to hear. Well, obviously, they can, and some parents opt for this.
Innocents of Oppression: Surveys on Deaf children’s education – they are important, but are they a waste of time? This survey claims that more than half of oral–deaf children struggle with their reading skills, as do hearing children with dyslexia: the latter often receive adequate support at school while a majority of the former do not.
Frustrating, but not surprising. This has been going on for years and years now and nothing of any significance has changed. Quite frankly, the oral education was, and still is, overwhelmingly a failure. Sign language has always been the key for their education. We, the Deaf world, have repeatedly made this abundantly clear. Let us take a brief look at the surveys and studies on Deaf education over the last fifty–or–so years.
The Lewis Report (1968) Despite the widespread use of hearing aids amongst many Deaf children in the mid–Sixties, the government was concerned about the dropping standards in Deaf education. Carelessly, questionnaires were sent to mainly oral/aural–dominated schools and (the old) Partially Hearing Units (PHUs). The Conrad Report (1979) And now… 10 things deaf children learn at mainstream school. Did you go to a mainstream school?
I did. This type of education is called ‘inclusive education’, and it is anything but. Here are 10 things I really learnt, when I went to mainstream secondary school from 1983 to 1990. 1. I’m different I am told that I went to a ‘normal school,’ but when I got there, I didn’t feel that ‘normal’ at all. What was ‘normal’ about that? 2. Sometimes, it was difficult for me to follow the teacher. I would get accused of slowing down the class and affecting other students’ grades. Deaf Culture Hijacked: The Hearing-Minded Taking Advantage of the Word “Deaf”
The word Deaf is OUR word.
It is OUR definition of OUR values. Deaf is OUR chosen moniker to signify OUR wholeness in a world that constantly tells us we are broken. There are millions of people in this country, hundreds of millions, perhaps, who look at us as if we have gone mad for being proud to be “broken.” Do Deaf people communicate better than hearing people? Meet Bruno Kahne, who teaches hearing people Deaf communication skills. Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round!
Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Bruno Kahne has worked for the last 15 years as an auditor, trainer and consultant for companies in fields as varied as the nuclear, food and construction industries. He currently works for AirBusiness Academy, the international training centre of Airbus. Bruno is Belgian, lives in France, and delivers courses all over the world, where, unusually, he teaches hearing people the benefits of communicating more like deaf people. Deafhood Discussions » Linguistic Minority Discourse; Deaf Professionals & Sign Interpreters (p. 154-155) Cochlear Implants. Welcome to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website on cochlear implants.
Cochlear implants are electronic hearing devices. Doctors implant cochlear implants into people with severe to profound hearing loss to produce useful hearing sensations. The purpose of this website is to describe cochlear implants, link to FDA-approved implants, tell the benefits and risks of cochlear implants, and provide news about cochlear implant recalls and safety issues. You can find information here too on what educators of implant users need to know, what happens before, during and after surgery, and where to report problems. The FDA regulates manufacturers of cochlear implants. Deaf-baby. Deaf & Hearing Impaired Resources. Mainstreaming and Inclusion of Deaf Students. iPads and Special Educational Needs. VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children. Success For Kids With Hearing Loss » Accommodations for Students with Hearing Loss. Adapting the school environment to support the learner with hearing loss Listening and learning in the classroom can be very challenging for students with hearing loss.
Children with Hearing Loss – Helpful Adaptations in the School Environment provides an overview of classroom accommodations and expectations that the school team can address to meet these needs. You may want to share this handout on the classroom listening environment with the child’s teacher/school team.As another resource you can consider the accommodations tailored to the LIFE-R listening challenges. GRAMMAR exer and practice. Acvocabulary2. English-advanced-vocabulary-and-structure-practice. Advanced Vocabulary - English words. Advanced English Words. Academic_verbs. Action-Words-SLOs.
S0140673611611434-main. Internet Artifacts for Bilingualism of the Deaf (Sign Language/Portugues... BATOD Homepage. Homepage. Deafblind Enablement. In today's world, we frequently hear about awareness months, weeks or days that strive to shine the spotlight on social concerns, medical conditions and disability issues.
The main objective of these campaigns is to promote greater awareness among the public and giving clear signposts for action in terms of how society can change attitudes and realign perceptions in a more positive light. One of the things that people might think about is what it might be like to lose either sight or hearing and how it would affect them. Maybe, they may have a friend or a relation who is blind or deaf and may be able to relate to those experiences. On a different plane of thought, it is probable even fewer people will have thought what it must mean to lose both sight and hearing and the word 'deafblind' may not even enter the lexicon.
Most would dismiss it as totally implausible and let the thought perish in a fleeting moment. Deafblind Awareness Week in 2014 is from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 June. Dr. Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s ... In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a whole range of topics to do with deafness.
Occassionally, I’d show film clips by some of the UK’s fantastic deaf filmmakers during training sessions to illustrate important points. Why? BBC iPlayer - House of Lords - Mental Healthcare for the Deaf Debate. BBC Two - See Hear, Series 34, Episode 31, Deaf children in mainstream education. 10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint. It’d easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see all too often … plain boring slides with no personality, or worse yet … slides that are inundated with text, delivered by monotone lecturers lacking enthusiasm.
But this much maligned yet widely used application is capable of so much more! Just give PowerPoint a chance.