Originally Posted by shel90
And those are the ones who have truly suffered and those who really need our attention in changing the attitudes about deaf children in the educational system so this problem doesnt continue. Ignoring it by saying that many were successful doesnt help them at all. In fact, I think it makes it worse.
Exactly. And the sad fact of the matter is, there is more likelihood of a deaf child being one of the ones that you and I see on a daily basis than the poster child paraded in the media for advertising purposes. I understand that parents want everything to be the best for their child. But in order for that to happen, they have to consider all of the issues involved. Leading them to believe that this is just a matter of a child being able to hear better is misleading, and the kids are the ones who suffer.