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    Raising A Deaf Child Essay

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    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 This mays not be quite so easy for everyone and for some it may never happen, whether it be because of relicenses on outdated information, or pity.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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    Genetic Dilemmas

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    Davis Thesis 1: Whether deafness is viewed as a disability, which narrows a child’s future options, or a culture, which narrows the child’s option to not be associated with that culture or participate fully in mainstream culture, purposefully having a child who is deaf is a moral harm to the child. Allowing an adult to make a decision for a child before they are born to place her in the Deaf culture or otherwise limit her future career options is morally wrong and is not a goal that…

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