deaf edu - ears. Oralism is the education of deaf students...

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Deaf Education Deaf children have many different options when it comes to education. To name a few a deaf child could attend a residential school, a day school, day classes, resource rooms, or an itinerant program. A big factor in making the decision of where a parent wants their deaf child to go to school depends on the teaching style. Do they want their children to be taught through manualism or oralism? Manualism is educating deaf students by using sign language. Manualists argue that oralism neglects the psychosocial development of deaf children. They also feel that nothing is more important than giving deaf children a visual-motor language so that they can develop normally. And that to not respect the whole child is the same as treating them as a broken set of
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Unformatted text preview: ears. Oralism is the education of deaf students using spoken language. The oralists claim that manualist neglect the residual hearing in deaf children, and since they focus so much on sign language oralists feel the child is isolated from the wider culture and hearing family members. The advent of cochlear implants and other alternative communication devices has created an easier way for the deaf to be a part of the typical American life. Although the two philosophies have been on opposing sides to this day, many modern dead educational facilities attempt to integrate both approaches. Works Cited: "Educational Placement Options for Deaf Children." Deaf Education: A Parents' Guide 03 NOV 2006 08 APR 2008 <http://www.deafeducation4parents.com/>....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course SPA 248 taught by Professor Freson during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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