Originally Posted by faire_jour
But as Jillio just pointed out, deaf kids who go to hearing school end up having social and emotional problems. That is why the parents want their kids to be around other Deaf kids. Do the teachers use ASL as the class language?
If the kids see signs, they will learn them. Your son can be an example for them. Or are they mean to him?
Depends on what kind of kids..some of them having social and emotional problems..some of them don't. I did went to hearing school in elementary, some of them made fun of me because I am deaf but I just simply ignored them, it didn't make me unhappy. But it does made deaf kids unhappy at public school because of hearing kids made fun of them being deaf and mocking about their signs, hearing kids was acting like being retard with hands moving slkfjldskfh then end up laughed hard at deaf kids..like they did to me. I was like huh? I don't like it but ignored them. Later, I went visited deaf school, I feel like fitting in there because everybody using the ASL, I can understand everybody and feel same as them. So finally I join deaf school and learn way more a lot than elementary school times.
My son asked some of deaf kids question, and kids just didn't answer and ignored him. Sometimes they giving my son a dirty face when they see my son signing to them. Or open wide eyes, making a confused faces at my son. My son feel embarrassed.
You kno, I was assist for the deaf teacher in deaf school for kindergarten. Only 2 deaf kids wearing CI and they do know signs. A woman who work for teaching the kids for how to oral. Woman kept came in and took each kid with ci to go other room to be alone with woman and learn the oral all the times. That kid missed out a lot things going on in the class.