Originally Posted by Jiro
Originally Posted by GrendelQ
OK, I think I took your post a bit differently
Please disregard my earlier take on it.
No offense FJ, but, now I'm a little bit confused about what you mean. I guess I think that SOME deaf kids can hear and understand teacher and classmates in a mainstream classroom, though definitely not perfectly, but not most, not even with a super HA or CI. I think my kid is doing brilliantly with her CIs, but still, I don't think she hears (or learns) in the same exact way as a hearing child and so I really prefer that my child is learning in the very tailored environment of 4-5 kids and 2 teachers that she's in rather than among 28 kids in a noisy classroom.
precisely why I support your stance much more than FJ's.
and what "stance" would that be? I'm against mainstreaming, especially without accomidations.