Some articles on deaf, deaf parents:
... In contrast to the medical model of Deafness, the deaf community, rather than embrace the view that deafness is a "personal tragedy", sees all aspects of the deaf ... The birth of a deaf child is seen as a cause for celebration and deaf people are known to travel great distances to see a deaf child ... Deaf people point to the perspective on child rearing they share with hearing people ...
... Mothers who are deaf themselves model signs during face-to- face interactions with their deaf babies ... in the direct line of vision of their deaf babies ... Caregivers of both hearing children and deaf children reinforce the child's early attempts at communication, thus encouraging further and more elaborate communication ...
Famous quotes containing the words parents and/or deaf:
“If a child is feeling disappointed, angry, or afraid about something, you can be sympathetic and understanding. But you dont need to get into your childs shoes and become disappointed, angry, or afraid yourself. Parents help by standing by their children, not by taking over their childrens moods and feelings.”
—Saf Lerman (20th century)
“The sky calls
To the deaf earth. The proverbial disarray
Of morning corrects itself as you stand up.
You are wearing a text.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)