Originally Posted by faithsdad
Hiya I I'm looking for some advice my name is Steven and I have just found out that my 13 month old daughter is deaf she is being offered chocular implants but I don't know what to do I live in Scotland and most schools for the deaf around hear join main stream around the age of 5 but let's be honest kids can be cruel and I would hate her to be build cos she is deaf on the other hand I have seen on tv shows Like csi that some people in the deaf community shun people with implants is this true or just on tv? Basically me and my wife don't know what to do for having the implants to school and I really need advice! I'm looking at what's best both long term and short term for my daughter thanks for looking Steven
Kids who are bullies will find any reason to do their horrible thing. A few questions:
Do you have other deaf people in your family / circle of friends?
What language is your daughter currently using to communicate with your family?
What educational / intervention programs do you have access to (sign language based parent infant groups, sign language instruction, deaf or other schools with programs for toddlers?)