CONSEJOS PARA PADRES DE NIÑOS SORDOS

(mamá americana enseñando a su hijo)

One of the most frequent complaints educators hear from their deaf and hard of hearing students is how they are left out of what is happening around them in their families. Relationships are confusing, abstractions can only be guessed at, jokes are a mystery, anger and frustration are on-going and frightening. Visual communication carries special weight in homes of deaf and hard of hearing children, and this frequently presents a challenge for hearing parents, who must shift communication style and pathways. Skilled mimes show everyone the eloquence of gestures. But sign language is not gesture, and no one needs the skills of a mime to communicat visually.Here are some hints:

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