By Leo Jacobs
This new version contains an replace of providers via and for deaf humans, and an improved bankruptcy on laws and social concerns that experience had an effect at the Deaf group within the final ten years.
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The movement of Janice's arm did not stop. Mrs. Anglin found herself blocked by the table; she couldn't move back. Janice's arm was still moving around with her turning. " Margaret, coming from the kitchen, heard her mother-in-law cry out and looked up too late to see anything but her expression of irritation giving way to one of fascinated horror. Janice's upper arm was stopped firmly against the hot side of the coffeepot. With a strangle-sound she pulled away violently and cutlery scattered from the plate she was still holding.
The sad truth is that comparatively few of these hearing persons have either the intimate experience with deafness or the empathy for deaf people that is necessary before they can really become effective. Whatever help or advice they offer the deaf persons coming under their spheres of authority or influence is dispensed out of only a vicarious understanding of deafness. This understanding is not fully internalized and felt. My personal life experience has contributed a great deal to this manuscript.
I feel that those years were largely responsible for my later proficiency in handling discipline problems in the classroom. After nine years, my superintendent assigned me to teach English in the high school department. Social studies and mathematics were added later, and eventually I decided to specialize in mathematics. Several years later I started a program for a master's degree in special education at San Francisco State University. In those days we never dreamed of demanding interpreting help with our classes.
A Deaf Adult Speaks Out by Leo Jacobs