YouTube Later on, guilt and shame were burdened upon themselves but forgiven under the circumstances that they were told by the so-called experts not to use signs. Today, parents of deaf children were provided the options but those who chose to use oral method exclusively may not realize the negative impact on the social and emotional growth to their deaf child(ren). The more stories we share, the more impact we can make to help realize the importance of using ASL when raising deaf children.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
My grandpop's last words (in a response to Ron Fenicle's vLog)
Ron Fenicle's vLog on Grandma's Last Words inspired mei to share my hearing grandpop who was also told that using sign language was a taboo and he expressed his last words to my surprise. Although Ron's mother and my mother grew up in the same area, this was a common advice for parents not to use sign language even across the nation.