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Breaking the Sound Barriers: 9 Deaf Success Stories Paperback – May 1, 2009
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You see, more than 90% of deaf or hard of hearing children are born to hearing parents who have LITTLE or NO experience with hearing loss. For some parents, their deaf child may be the first deaf person they have ever met.
Parents must make life-altering decisions when faced with the reality that their child has some type of hearing loss. Embrace the deaf community. Hearing aids. Cochlear implants. Sign Language. Oral language. Speech therapy. Mainstream school. Specialist school. Identity. How to parent a deaf child. How not to parent a deaf child.
There will always be people who disagree with parents' decisions about their child. But these are all personal decisions. The parents will not be able to please everyone, and they might make a bad decision. But - these 9 stories explain what worked and didn't work for each family. The stories explain how the parents and the deaf child must work extra hard to keep up with others in school. How they must work longer hours and spend more time job hunting and trying to find their niche.
There are also so many emotions and fears associated with the diagnosis. Disabled. Obstacles. Setback. Support. Blame. Grief. Challenge. Limitations. What if? Differently abled. Champion. Choices. Success.
One theme that resonated throughout each of the stories was how they, as deaf children, were treated by their schoolmates.Read more ›
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