I did not realize that so many people doubted that the Deaf Community would be able to function without a hearing person to lead the way. This was very shocking to me because I believe it is very evident that people in the Deaf Community are very capable of doing whatever they choose. I was inspired by the quote from Dr. I King Jordan, “a deaf person can do anything a hearing person can, except hear”. I believe this message is very important that some people do not understand. I also learned how offended the Deaf Community was when they found out that a hearing president was elected.
This led to a teaching method being created in 1970 that did not favor sign language or oralism and every child was considered equal and able to get the education that they needed. This is extremely important to me as a future educator that every student, no matter the disability, was treated equally. Every student should be able to have the same opportunity to learn. The method used in education that started in the early 1970s was known as Total Communication. In an article called The History of Communication, written on start ASL’s website, stated that Total Communication gives the opportunity to deaf students in numerous ways such as ASL, fingerspelling, lip reading, pictures, use of computers, writing, gestures, reading, expression and the use of hearing aids that some schools had to provide.
I will soon hold a Bachelor degree in Communication Disorders and my studies have taught me how to communicate with individuals from all backgrounds, professions, and social classes. It taught me sympathy and understanding of human interaction. My long term goal is to work with school aged children and young adults as a speech-language pathologist. I have experience in interacting favorably and effectively with children of a wide range and enjoy doing so. I belong in an educational environment and would like to continue on to the school system and contribute to the success of school aged children and young adults.
My qualifications that demonstrate my ability to be an asset to your Master Degree program of Education of the Deaf, is my background in Deaf Studies where I have received my Associate degree at Quinsigamond Community college. Furthermore, my degree has allotted me the necessary communication skills and cultural sensitivity, needed in order for me to work with the individual who has been the diagnosis of hard of hearing and deaf. In addition to my educational background, some of the following course have further my ability to better understand and work with individuals within the American Sign Language community is my Intermediate ASL 1&2, Introduction to the field of interpreting, and American Deaf -Culture to name a few. My reasons
Deaf children with Deaf parents usually develop a strong sense of self and know who they are. While many Deaf children with hearing parents grow up and have resentment for their parents and professionals. They usually they feel as if they weren’t exposed into the deaf world enough. Both parents face considerable challenges in raising their children. They face their children being “educated below their capacity, employed below their capability and viewed negatively in the hearing world because they are deaf” (28).
Informative Speech Preparation Outline I. INTRODUCTION A. Gain the audience’s attention: Koch states in the article Special Education in 2000 that 1.7 million disabled children were not able to attend public schools until IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was implemented (Koch, 2000). Transition to Thesis: A high school diploma is necessary in todays life, but many students with special needs are still facing challenges to receive theirs. B. Thesis: The environment where a student is taught has a major impact on their general education, their future educational experiences, and the likelihood of graduating and continuing their education. C. Credibility Statement: After extensive research on special education and background knowledge from a Children with Exceptionalities class, I have gained the knowledge and information to inform you of the impacts of teaching special education inside of the general education classroom.
CHAPTER 2 2. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 2.1 Introduction The inclusion of students who are deaf refers to their being educated within a classroom of students with normal hearing. This concept of inclusion differs from mainstreaming in that the latter may refer to a variety of degrees of contact with hearing students, while in inclusion a deaf student is placed in a classroom with hearing students. Before 1975, although attempts were made to educate students who were deaf in regular schools, about 80% of students who were deaf in Zimbabwe were being served in special schools (Cohen, 1995).
Every child can learn and every child must learn with inclusive pedagogy through accessibility of education. If it is not, I am determine to make it become accessible by any means small or large. Sharing thinking with Ben Carson, I “Think Big”; I believe that I can be the change and with courage and determination I am the change. 100% numeracy and literacy is my all time goal and I will achieve because I believe.
At this time in our very lives we are planning for the future and making a ladder for ourselves of goals to reach. As you climb higher on the ladder you find yourselves aspiring to take actions that may be more difficult than we imagined. This is just the beginning and we do not give up. As the years come faster I made a list of the things that I am planning on persuing. My major career goal is to go into buisness, and within the buisness industry I want to become a Human Resources Manager.
In the next five years, I hope to obtain my Masters degree in Special Education. Receiving my master’s degree is an investment in my future that will provide many opportunities for me to work further with kids. By receiving my Masters in Special Education I will be able to be present in a school and help kids achieve their full potential. It will also allow me to get further schooling in what I’m truly passionate about and become more knowledgeable about the subject in order to
Findings Each themes are described in details and includes descriptive quotes from participants. The aim of the thematic analysis is to provide a rich description on the views of the teachers and SNAs on Deaf education and inclusion. Deaf Education Deaf education is about meeting the educational, linguistic, cultural, social and cognitive needs of the individual student.
Thesis: To master the job of a Special Education teacher, it is important to have the right skills such as teaching, communicating, and patience. Organizational Pattern: Topical Introduction Attention Getter: According to brainyquote.com, Magic Johnson once said, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them”. Relevance: A Special Education teacher is someone that works with children with a variety of disabilities.