Craig M. Mitchell
March 25, 2013
And Deaf Children
In modern times of technology and innovation our understanding of language, learning, and experience including a proper education in regards to a deaf child is as important and available as ever. As we explore life building methods and techniques to teach deaf children we can recognize many strong forces that effect a Deaf child’s educational-life, building self-growth and worth. The dynamics of a deaf child’s development better meet the child’s needs if the approaches involve methodologies that are individualistic and therefore, if recognized as such can be a major factor improving the child’s progress in future learning. These factors involving the growth of the child are influenced by the configuration of the child’s family and the decisions they make. Another growth-development dynamic about the child is made through the observance and application methods used connecting concepts and research in deaf learning that involves ongoing techniques in cognitive development. Finally, further significance acknowledges the child’s growth involving the education process in the classroom and its role both in learning and experience. Initially a Deaf child’s journey begins with family and starts at birth but it’s not till the deafness is detected that important decisions start to be made. Interactions with the child are important as are the ways the child is interacted with. Choices have to be made by the family that will result in how a child is educated and socialized. These most important family influences can greatly help in positive development of the child or the lack of it. Some decisions that have substantial impact are: How will the child be educated? The choice between institutional and hearing schools. Should we opt for cochlear implants? These are just a couple many important decisions and choices that are made by the parents or caregivers. The building of...
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