Originally Posted by shel90
Anyways, nope I didnt see any hearing aides or CIs so that to me is pretty serious cuz if he is completely deaf as the mother stated then he is missing out on language development. I am thinking now I am doing this for him so if the mother gets mad at me for coming to her home, at least I can know I tried.
Thanks. I just wanted to know if the parents had felt that way in her shoes..scared and confused and if they would appreciate it if deaf people seek them out or just leave them be until they work thru their emotions?
He's completely deaf?
Definitely go and put those pamphlets in the mail box. It seems crazy to expect him to learn to talk before signing when he is completely deaf and is unaided.
The mother may be snarly to begin with but you are doing her and the little boy a favour in the long run by giving them information while he is still young enough for something to be done. Better that she takes a year to come around than wait until he gets referred to the school at age 5+