Models of deafness

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  • Raising A Deaf Child Essay

    task was to become proficient in sign language quickly. I knew that it was imperative to her success that we become communication role models” (Frazier-Maiwald and Lenore M. Williams, 1), the author said of her young daughter after learning she was deaf. It is important, as hearing parents, to also put an effort into learning how to communicate with the child from as young an age as possible in order for them to be able to develop language skills (whether they be spoken or unspoken) at an appropriate rate. In a study conducted by Kathryn P. Meadow, it was noted “analysis of the early linguistic samples from [the children studied] demonstrates the similarities between their acquisition of bimodal language and the acquisition of spoken English by hearing children” (Meadow, 25). It is also important to make sure that the child does not feel like they are separate or different from the rest of the family. As stated above, the first step in raising a deaf child is to accept the fact that you are raising a deaf child. This mays not be quite so easy for everyone and for some it may never happen, whether it be because of relicenses on outdated information, or pity. “Don’t expect all family members to be on the same time line. Try to exercise patience with extended family members who resist or are uncomfortable with the family changes that deafness brings” (Frazier-Maiwald and Lenore M. Williams, 24). It is important to not allow negative opinions or the unwillingness to…

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  • Essay On Being A Deaf Community

    Living in a world where you can hear everything from people honking their horns, to the sounds of a plastic bag being crumpled up is remarkable, everything around us makes a noise. Trying to understand and figure out the world with all five senses can seem difficult and overwhelming at times, but entering a world where people don 't need their ears to understand the commotion of this crazy world is beautiful. You rely on your eyes and hands to connect with everyone around you. Being a hearing…

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  • Cochlear Implant Advantages

    If I had a deaf child I would get him or her a cochlear implant. I probably wouldn’t think twice about it. Because I would want my child to experience and hear all of the things I 've been able to hear. And I know that it’s a major surgery for a newborn child but I would be doing what I think I best for my child. And at the end of the day the child is mine, and a lot of people may agree with it and a lot may not but I would do what I think is best for my child. I want my kid to be able to hear…

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  • Cochlear Implants In The Film Sound And Fury

    I. Summary (1-2 paragraphs) The documentary Sound and Fury addresses the use of cochlear implants for individuals who are considered by a medical professional or speech and language pathologist as either deaf or hard-of-hearing. In this specific film, Heather, age 6, and Peter, who is almost 2 years of age, are individuals who, after the consultation of numerous respective occupations, believes could benefit from a cochlear implant. This documentary focuses on the fact that the implementation…

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  • Information Gathering: Roles Involved In The Decision-Making Process For Families

    Three themes were identified in the area of “information gathering”, a first step in the decision-making process for families. Theme 3: Roles of “initiators and “receivers” are assumed in information gathering. Information that families used to make decisions was organized by how it was gathered. We coded the act of information gathering based on who initiated or “drove” the interaction, noting that often multiple parties were involved (e.g., a professional provided the brochure but the parent…

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  • Megan Zahneis Reflection

    OXFORD, OH - After finishing a meeting with The Miami Student, Megan Zahneis rushed to her next student-run organization meeting. Dressed in all black business attire, she took the five-minute walk up Spring Street from the Armstrong Student Center to McGuffey Hall on Miami University’s Campus. A group of fifteen people gathered on a Wednesday afternoon to engage in conversation and enjoy coffee and snacks. Five board members of the Students with Disabilities Advisory Council shared stories,…

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  • Benefits Of Cochlear Implants

    Cochlear implants, also known as the “bionic ear”, are devices that help provide aid for those hard-of-hearing. These devices are extremely complex and contain parts that are forced to work as a functioning unit. I will be going into more in depth with cochlear implants as well as defining what a cochlear implant actually is. I will also explain the costs that are involved, who the “best candidate” would be for implantation, and the risks and benefits involved with the implant. According to the…

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  • Why I Jump Summary

    Why I Jump Autobiography In the book Why I Jump, a boy named Naoki has autism. The book is about his life and him answering questions people have about autism. He answers the questions to the best of his ability on what it’s like for him in his life. It’s about how he feels on a daily basis and how he learned to cope with it, by communicating through the alphabet. He used that knowledge to write this book for people to understand autism in a better way. Naoki was young when he was diagnosed…

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  • Cochlear Implants Analysis

    In recent years, numerous technological advances have come forth in an attempt to resolve or dampen the effects of different sensory impairments. Since around the intermediate years of the 1900s, one invention in particular has been designed, revised, and debated over with the purpose of aiding individuals who suffer complete and various partial forms of hearing loss. Hearing loss involves cochlear malfunction, and the cochlea is the primary hearing organ in the inner ear. Over the past few…

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  • Cochlear Implants: A Literature Review

    Discussion The main conclusion to gain from this review is how academic success in deaf children birth through 10, school age 10 through 18, and overall age-span birth through 18 years of age have more academic success with a cochlear implants compared to children without a cochlear implant. The studies correlate with children who receive a cochlear implant early in life and this contributes to greater success academically for a deaf child. According to Bat-Chava et al. (2014), Geers & Nicholas…

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