Originally Posted by jillio
Agree with you. And that has nothing to do with CI. It is all about attitude. Before CI came along, there were parents who put HAs on their children and isolated them from the deaf world and sign. HA, CI....doesn't matter.
And I think one thing that people seem to ignore hee.....there is a lot going on developmentally for a child when they are a baby and young child besides language acquisition. When you have to spend so much time and energy on drilling spoken language into that child, and teaching them to "hear", those other developmental needs to not get addressed, and that child ends up with delays other than just language. Is having a child that speaks so well that they can pass as hearing so important that you are justified in neglecting their other developmental needs?
In my case with my children and students I make sure to focus on all areas, I do though put a bit more effort into language but the way I do is to included when I am teaching other areas. When my daughter was 5 I pulled her out of a very good oral school because that was all there focus was oral language so I switched her to more academic school.