Originally Posted by faire_jour
Grendel, i agree with you!
if parents had access to high acheiving, bilingual programs that allowed their children to have fluency in both languages (with emphasis on on auditory as well as asl) i believe they would flock to them.
as it is right now there are few programs with asl and audition and many schools for the deaf are "dumping grounds" for kids who are behind. parents don't want that.
the reason my daughter is in the oral program at home is because her bi-bi school flatly refused to provide anything auditory.
the idea that a child can learn fluent spoken language in an hour a week of pull out therapy is ludicris. a deaf child needs language immersion, and that is what the oral schools offer.
Skype me. You can listen to my speech then. You'll see what I accomplished with the very idea you are claiming to be ludricious. And others have done the same. Don't discount it for everyone. You are not the deaf one here who has to try to make this work, remember.