Shel is a TOD. And yes, as a TOD, she works with deaf children. She also has a master's degree in deaf ed. and therefore, is well educated not jsut from an academic standpoint, but from an experience standpoint, on the language problems of deaf children.
And for someone who spent so much time complaining that no onw would explainto you the meaning of connotation and denotation, you need to follow your own advise regarding the use of a dictionary. And Maria addressedher question to me. Do not presume to answer for me. I am more than happy to explain the meaning of a word I have used when the request comes from a sincere desire to learn and understand.