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    Enrolling KODAs in a State Deaf School's PreSchool Program?

    That is really awesome! From what I have seen of FSDB so far, they really try hard to integrate ASL and spoken language and I think that is very beneficial for both d/hh children and CODA's. I can't wait to see what this school year holds for my daughter's ASL development (although part of me...
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    Interview with a Deaf person.

    I was going to come in here and give this whole tirade about how even as "just the mother of a deaf child" these "I have to do this assignment" people piss me off but you guys have done such a great job of derailing this thread already that I feel my input is not needed :). Bravo! :) (Oh...
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    My son is deaf

    I don't read all intro posts but this one caught my eye BECAUSE of the title. Being a hearing parent of a deaf child I thought "here is someone I might be able to relate to a little and help a little" (because although I am still new to things I have learned a lot and hate to think that other...
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    My son is deaf

    So, do you have a deaf son or not?? I am a little confused. Are you here asking people if your kids will be deaf because your soon to be husband (oh, wait, your bf) has deaf people in his family? If it is genetic, then yes, there is a possibility that your kids would be deaf. But, no one...
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    Name sign?

    Our daughter was given her name sign at her school (Florida School for the Deaf and Blind) by one of her teachers. From what I understand it is best to let a deaf person give you a name sign because they know the language better and would know if the sign means anything offensive. Although, I...
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    The 10 Annoying Habits of Hearing People

    I'm not so sure about the "contradictory" part of his article (I am sure in some instances it can be- lots of life is contradictory though, when you think about it). I just had to comment on your "rebuttal" to #7 because I actually LOVE to see songs signed! :) When the interpreter (or...
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    Annoying ignorant hearing people stories

    If they had kids, you should have asked them how their doctor allowed them to have children since they are so stupid and ignorant!! :laugh2: (Not like I would have thought of that if I were in that situation- I usually clam up when people say stupid things and then think of 50 good come-backs...
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    The 10 Annoying Habits of Hearing People

    I have to say I am quite guilty of #1 and #8 myself :)... This comment cracked me up, too, because I do this often: "I have another one for you. Hearing people have the habit of going on a ‘sound hunt’ – they have an animalistic urge to find the source of a sound. They tend to get everyone...
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    Enrolling KODAs in a State Deaf School's PreSchool Program?

    So I have heard :lol:. I am still working on that part because it seems with us hearing people that "blunt" is seen as "rude" or some other negative and I don't want to come across that way. SO- with "being blunt" in mind, I guess I will dig a little further. I guess my big question for you...
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    Enrolling KODAs in a State Deaf School's PreSchool Program?

    I have to agree with Bottesini on this one. I have been trying to think of how to put this into words, and it appears blunt is the only way to do it :). I don't think that anything you can think of to argue the case will make a difference. I am not sure if you have looked into your state deaf...
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    Enrolling KODAs in a State Deaf School's PreSchool Program?

    I don't know if I can be of any help but you have peeked my curiousity in the situation. If I am understanding things correctly, you and your wife are deaf but your children are hearing, correct? You said they currently have IEP's (infant version), what would those be for? Do they have...
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    She got accepted to FSDB!!

    I can happily say that FSDB is not like this, from all I have seen it looks like they highly encourage students to learn how to work in the "real" world. They have programs to expose the students to independent life (one is for those who just graduated, I think- and those who are staying in the...
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    She got accepted to FSDB!!

    It is really amazing! At the moment they have a lot of construction going on because they just got the money (can't remember if it was grant or state or how they got it) to redo ALL the piping (I think water pipes) at the school, so there are little fenced off areas between lots of building...
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    She got accepted to FSDB!!

    Yes, she will be riding a bus back and forth. We live in one of the surrounding counties and our school district provides a bus for the kids that live here and go to FSDB (there are a few). We showed her the bus when we were there because she has never really seen one and she wanted to get...
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    She got accepted to FSDB!!

    Just had to come on here and post that yesterday we had our meeting with FSDB for assessments and consideration for schooling for our 3 year-old daughter in their Early Learning Center. It was a very long day with many assessments (some of which they said she didn't really want to do- she is...
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    I'm still here

    Thanks, Derek! :) It took a little bit of thinking- I wanted to name it "All We Need is Love" but that was taken :)- it must have just been meant for me to put the "ASL" part in there :). I hope people enjoy it and that other families can feel like they are not so alone. Sometimes it is hard...
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    I'm still here

    Just thought I better pop in and say 'hi- I'm still hanging around'! :) I've been a bit busy lately with work and normal everyday stuff. I didn't want everyone to think I was just one of those hearing people who pop on for a little bit and then disappear :(. I have popped in a few times to...
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    YAY! Finally have hearing aids!

    Got a call yesterday from my daughter's audiologist saying that her hearing aids had come in and they had a cancellation for today... SO- we went and picked up her hearing aids today!! I was a bit worried about how she would react when we put them on her since she is three and has been known...
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    Our Puppy loves hearing aids!

    Might dereksbicycles know the answer to this question? :lol: Hey, Derek!!! [Runs off to find him and ask...]
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    Zobmondo!!

    I would have to say the rats as well... I hate bugs to begin with and the thought of one ON MY FACE is even worse! Just thinking of it is making my skin crawl!!! ICK! Plus, I have actually had rats as pets before (they were more my ex-husband's than mine, but I lived in the same house with...
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