Educating the Deaf Child – “Homeschooling”
Part 10 of the ongoing series, “So You Want to Adopt a Deaf Child?”
To be linked with the other posts in the series, start here.
This post is shared by Elizabeth Albers.
We were told our son was profoundly deaf but that he wore hearing aids and could hear and talk. Hoping that he could hear with hearing aids we learned little sign language before we brought him home. Other than that we had no experience with ASL or deafness. We brought our little boy (5 years old) home July 2014. After spending just a few hours with him we knew that his hearing aids weren’t helping him at all. We immediately started taking on-line ASL courses (while we were still in China) and looking up any and every word we could on-line. Since bringing him home we’ve continued to learn ASL. He did get new hearing aids and they do bring him into a moderate to severe range which brings him some hearing and speech.