Originally Posted by twaddellmotter
I am looking for what exactly Jiilio mentioned. Those who tested as Deaf/Hard of Hearing as a child or birth and whose parents or/and schools persisted that you need to be part of the "hearing world" therefore, must use speech or be "hearing/normal" as much as possible. I have seen numerous mainstream students' identities/languages significantly confused/delayed by the time they're in middle school. I just need to start collecting data/numbers who have experienced this. Please just respond yes, your age (if comfortable), and state you live in.
I did not feel confused being in mainstream class, I hated staying back in school and being made to feel I was stupid because I could not hear. My parents where too clueless to even think of what happening to me in school. I was put in special ed class as I did not pass fifth grade. I was more concerned about not getting hit at home than anything growing up. I did not have time to be confused , I just trying to hold myself together.