Originally Posted by rockdrummer
And what should the parents of a deaf child attending those schools do to assist in fixing the problem. Is it as simple as demanding a certified terp that is actually qualified? Do these deaf students have rights that can be enforced?
I have seen that in that public school where I worked as an aide. Too often the parents and the administrators have no knowledge of ASL so they see someone who knows a few signs and think that that person is fluent in ASL. The terps for that program were not the best and they tended to cross the line sometimes. At the time I didnt have the training in deaf education and the ethical standards so I didnt know what was right or wrong but with what I know now, looking back there were so many ethics being broken big time. GRRRR!