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The Silent Journey An Introduction to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
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Connections Beyond Sight and Sound Donna Riccobono, M.Ed. Project Coordinator
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Myths about deafness l Deaf and Dumb l Mute l Read Lips l All Have Deaf Parents l Delayed l Read Braille l Schools for Deaf l Born Deaf
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Etiologies of Deafness l Genetics l Drug abuse l Illness l Trauma l Aging
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Identifying the Deaf Child Newborn Screening
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Audiological Considerations Types of Hearing Loss l Conductive loss l Sensorineural loss l Mixed loss
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Reading the Audiogram l Mild – Moderate hearing loss 25-50dB l Moderate - Severe hearing loss 50-80 dB l Severe – Profound loss 80 – 100 dB l Profound loss 105 dB
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The History of Deafness l Education in the 1800’s l Workforce l First School l Adapted Language l Oppression of Deaf People l Empowerment
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Deaf Culture A cultural group comprised of persons who share similar positive attitudes toward deafness. The “core Deaf culture” is comprised of those persons who have a hearing loss, share a common language, values, and experiences and a common way of interacting with each other.
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Deaf Culture l Self Advocacy l Loyalty l Heritage l Traditions l Generations l And Proud!
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Family Choices
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… and Today
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Communication l American Sign Language l Cued Speech l PSE l Speech l Fingerspelling l Total Communication
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