Originally Posted by GrendelQ
I think she's deaf, she's classified for both medical and educatioal purposes as being profoundly deaf. It's only on this board
that some think I'm wrong in considering her deaf and that children with CIs should be labeled as hearing or mild or moderate HOH (whatever the level she tests in a booth with CIs on) rather than as deaf children.
Who on this board thinks that it is wrong that you consider your child deaf?
All I am saying is if you consider her deaf, then be consistent in that, particularly when you are dealing with a home school as you will be in the very near future.
You are not the parent that consistently says, "My child is deaf, but she can hear." That is the sort of statement I was saying will result in not getting the services a child needs. And trust me, the mainstream school will indeed attempt to use "functional levels" in determining which accommodations are necessary. I see it all the time, and actually experienced it with my own son. And the workplace is even worse, not to mention SSA and SSDI and BVR.
The only reason you or your child got brought into this discussion was because you objected to my use of literal levels and functional levels without fully understanding what I was saying.