Educating Your Deaf Child

Educating Your Deaf Child
...your doctor says, “I am sorry but your girl is deaf”. Now what are you to do? How are you going to deal with this? How will she ever learn to read, to speak, to communicate with others, or to understand what you are trying to tell her? Many parents will experience shock, anger, self-pity, guilt, and feelings of sadness. They are sad that their children will never hear them say “I love you” or be able to hear music. And many parents grieve over their child’s hearing loss but once they recover from the shock, how do parents of a Deaf child decide which type of education their child should receive? For many parents, this can be a very hard decision, especially for hearing parents, trying to decide which school will be more appropriate for their Deaf child. There are three main options: residential, mainstream, and charter schools....