Leo Jacobs's A Deaf Adult Speaks Out PDF

By Leo Jacobs

ISBN-10: 0585104832

ISBN-13: 9780585104836

ISBN-10: 0930323610

ISBN-13: 9780930323615

Leo Jacobs has written a distinct and private account of what it's wish to be deaf in a listening to international. He speaks out on such matters as mainstreaming and its influence on deaf young children and the Deaf neighborhood, overall conversation as opposed to oralism, employment possibilities for deaf adults, and public coverage towards deaf people.

This re-creation contains an replace of companies through and for deaf humans, and an elevated bankruptcy on laws and social concerns that experience had an impression at the Deaf group within the final ten years.

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See! See! See! (A Satire) 167 Page vii Preface This book has enjoyed 15 years of circulation and thousands of readers. It has been gratifying to know that my book, one of the first literary efforts to address the problems and ramifications of deafness by a writer who knows how it is to be deaf 24 hours a day, has received such wide acceptance. Although the hearing public has received much more exposure to deafness since 1980 and, on average, is more enlightened and sophisticated about the ramifications of this disability, I regret to say that the future that was referred to in such glowing terms in the second edition has not fully materialized.

Page x Acknowledgments To the Board of Directors of Gallaudet University, Edward C. , former president of Gallaudet University, and the Powrie V. Doctor Chair Committee, sincere appreciation is extended for their support and encouragement during the writing of the first edition. To Dr. McCay Vernon, Dr. Gilbert L. Delgado, Dr. Norman Tully, and Dr. Mervin D. Garretson, the writer is very grateful for their willingness to spare some of their valuable time to review the first draft and offer constructive suggestions and advice.

There is nothing wrong with his voice box, and this should quickly become apparent when the deaf infant starts to register anger when frustrated or ignored. Every time his mother kisses the pair of pink, delicate ears they are to all appearances normal. His brain is in perfect working order, for his parents and pediatrician can see him developing in almost every aspect: learning how to coordinate his eyes so that he can see clearly; reaching out his tiny hands until he learns to grasp objects; squirming until he learns how to turn over; and so forth.

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