During my many years at the Tennessee School for the Deaf, I was often asked if my deaf students were a challenge because of their deafness.
I would always reply, “At TSD, my students are great; it’s the adults that drive me crazy”.
I said that because it didn’t take me long to learn that deaf kids are just like their hearing counterparts in public school. They laugh, play, love, and learn just like any other kid. The deaf child also brings into the classroom the same learning challenges that any other child brings. If there is a difference in the hearing and deaf, we might find the difference in the impact on some of the learning challenges.Continue reading “How SOI & IPP Benefit the Deaf Community”