Originally Posted by nightcrickets
oh yeah, I am the proof of that. Not. If a deaf want very good English grammars, they are better off with cued speech, CI in both ears, or Lots and Lots of speech therapy and parental help. Don't rely on mainstreamed school for good grammars.
I went to mainstreamed from K-12 and never attended a deaf school
If you go to a mainstreamed school, be prepare to be harrassed, bullied, made fun of, being called "hey deaf ear", etc.
It is not true that speech therapy is the only way deaf people can be proficent in English. If that was the case then deaf people from deaf families whose primary language is ASL wouldn't be proficient in English. I know many of them whose English grammar and usage is more advanced than mine.
Research has proven that if a child has a strong L1 language whether it is in ASL or through spoken language, that child is more likely to master literacy skills.
I used to believe the same thing as u until I went to grad school for deaf ed. Boy, what I learned opened my eyes about sign language and oral languages. Oral language does not work for all deaf/hoh children and I have seen proof of that.