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  • Needs Of A Handicapped Child
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    The field of work for the handicapped child is one of exceptional, perhaps even unique, rapidity of change and development. Widening of outlook and better understanding are leading to new tactics and new techniques in approach to identifying the handicapped, in defining their disabilities and in providing better treatment, education, and general care. In this paper I will demonstrate how the handicapped child becomes socialized, has social control and how family, education and the community play...
  • Deaf Culture
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    On many occasions, I have been asked to explain this phenomenon which is known as Deaf Pride. After all, people ask, how could someone possibly be proud of what appears to be nothing more than a disability? On top of that, deafness is a disability which affects communication... it can put an invisible wall between hearing and deaf people. So what's there to be proud of? If you had asked me this question many years ago, I would have been hard-pressed to come up with an answer. Deaf Pride? What De...
  • Deaf Man
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    Otherness Project Exceptional Learners David Tri effI am deaf. I am at Starbucks. I want to order coffee. I have to do it on paper rather than out loud because I speak so poorly, I don't like to try. I intend to write it down and show it to the barista, but I am nervous. I don't know if I am more nervous because I am not really deaf and I feel guilty or because I am different from the other customers and I will be labeled as disabled. I am not looking forward to placing my order. I order a mediu...
  • Deaf Mother And Bell Like E.M.
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    Throughout the ITP program and the lower level ASL classes the name Gallaudet is driven into our heads. We know of the University named after him and how he was the man to bring education to the Deaf in America. What was not before mentioned is that there were two Gallaudet. The first thing I learned from this book is the importance of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and his son Edward Miner Gallaudet. I fact I had believed for some time now that E.M. Gallaudet was this extraordinary man that everyone ...
  • Movie The Wild Child
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    The movie 'Wild Child'; is a movie based on a child left behind in the woods by his own parents in 1798. Attempted to kill the infant, but some how survived. And lived on his own from 4 or so to around 12. Then he was found by local resident who lived where the 'wild child's survived at. And then taken in a 'National instated deaf care. ' ; This delinquent relates to the phrase 'nature vs. nurture. ' ; The 'Wild child' was taken in mistaken as a deaf child. Who also couldn't talk. Commutates is ...
  • Deaf Child In Their Education
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    Coping with and Understanding the Deaf Student What is deafness There are many definitions to the word "deaf". According to Stephen P. Quigley and Peter V. Paul in their book Language and Deafness (1984), "a child is considered deaf if hearing impairment is so great, even with good amplification, that vision becomes the child's main link to the world and main channel of communication". This is a general and relatively vague definition. Other definitions are based on the degree of hearing loss in...
  • Disabling The Deaf Community By Harlan Lane
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    Cochlear Prosthesis Most people in American society prejudge the deaf community's world without really attempting to understand it. That's why the so-called "hearing experts" have come up with a device to help deaf children hear and speak. They don't understand that the deaf culture doesn't feel a need to speak. Instead they are perfectly content with American Sign Language (ASL) as an adequate and complete way to converse and express themselves. This misunderstanding on the part of the hearing ...

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