Miss Aleyna is a Deaf 4 year old reading to her Deaf grandma using her imagination and telling stories. I love seeing those little hands! Savoring every minute with my last baby! follow us @deafgarciagamily
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ASL Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf – designed for both Deaf and hearing families who use ASL, or Deaf hearing parents who use ASL with their Deaf or hearing children. This six-week program teaches parents ways to bond and communicate with their children, using rhymes, rhythms and storytelling using ASL and facial and body language. We have been able to identify a positive impact on both parents and the children, who have acquired more advanced ASL and communication. This is great opportunity for early baby social and emotional development; especially with language.
This program was developed by the Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf.
An ASL rendition of the story “Merry Christmas Splat”
It is never too early to start signing to your baby, even if she is a micropreemie. This deaf dad is signing to his deaf daughter, telling her who he is, and what a beautiful baby she is, with her bright green eyes. Watch baby Arrow’s eyes and how she’s attentively listening to daddy telling her how much he loves her. #whyisign #askmewhyisign
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Daddy who is Deaf signing to Baby Arrow who recently passed the Deaf test. ASL is vital for Deaf babies & lucky for our little squish she was born Deaf into a home where ASL is the primary language. She won’t have the struggles to communicate within her own family as her Daddy did. Whyisign #preemie #micropreemie #nicu #nicubaby #deaf #asl #signlanguage #dadsofinstagram #dadsanddaughters #deafpride #deaffamilies #deafbaby #deafprofessionals #horsetrainerintraining #daddyslittlegirl #americansignlanguage
When Richard Medugno and his wife Brenda learned in 1993 that their17-month-old daughter Miranda was deaf, they grieved, as many hearing parents do. Soon, however, Medugno seized hold of the need to take positive action for Miranda. Deaf Daughter, Hearing Father recounts the remarkable story of their journey during the past fourteen years.
Cost: $24.95 USD
Transcript: Conrad dancing to an internal song. Word PITY appears by his shoulder, he brushes it off. Word PATERNALISM appears at his other shoulder, he also brushes it off. Big DEAF text appears and Conrad signs it. Big I DON’T CARE text appears and Conrad signs it. Word DISORDER flies towards him and Conrad puts up a hand to deflect it. Word DIAGNOSIS flies from other side towards him and he puts up a hand to deflect it. Words HEARING IMPAIRED comes towards him and he dodges it. Conrad then deflects word IDEOLOGY. He signs don’t care towards word CURE. Conrad sweeps away word AUDISM. Conrad deflects word ISOLATION. Big DEAF? text appears and Conrad signs it. Big I’M PROUD text appears and Conrad signs it. Words DISCRIMINATION and OPPRESSION appears above his shoulders and Conrad pushes them off. He ends it with a flourish move- a hand down his face and camera pans towards him. He smiles.
ELEGANTLY WRITTEN and profoundly moving, Frances Itani’s debut novel is a tale of virtuosity and power. Set on the eve of the Great War, Deafening spans two continents and the lives of a young deaf woman and her beloved husband. Frances Itani’s astonishing depiction of a world where sound exists only in the margins is a singular feat in literary fiction, a place difficult to leave and even harder to forget.
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The most important part of raising a Deaf kiddo is teaching him how to advocate for himself. We found a new way for our little man to do that.
This year has been a challenge for Calvin & we finally discovered that he struggles the most at recess, and he has an interpreter, but we are not sure how involved they are.
1- We live in a VERY hearing centered world. So much around us is completely driven by sound. Calvin must learn how to function as a Deaf person inside a world that is not made for him, and often not interested in being fair to him.
2- I will not always be there to interpret or run interference for him. As much as I want him to stay little forever, he has other plans.
So, I thought about how I need to teach him to be resilient and advocate for himself. I also realized we need to be building other skills as well, like his reading and writing. I will NEVER force Calvin to learn to speak. Or lip read. I don’t judge those who ask this of their kids, but it is not for him. I will expect him to read and write well, and solve problems, and communicate with everyone.
Then, I was at the grocery store the other day. The little notebook made me stop dead in my tracks. I’ve seen other Deaf adults carry one. When I saw it though, I thought, “recess.” I snatched it up, and when I got home I talked to Calvin about making sure an interpreter can help, but if she/ he can’t, it’s ok to write a note to ask your friend something.
Today when I picked him up, the little notes I read just made me grin. The sloppy handwriting. The bad spelling. The sweet responses from friends.
Then as we were leaving, the school secretary got to ask him about the snow in Idaho, and he got to tell her about losing a tooth.
As I pulled out of the school parking lot, he tried to get my attention and then passed me this note.
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Goodnight Moon, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, is now available with sign language! Featuring three classic stories with narration in English and American Sign Language, and beautiful musical scores, plus early reading activities – great for all kids!
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Ice Age: Continental Drift with ASL Interpretation
This 5 year old girl talks about same sex love. She touched our heart without speaking a single word.