What u guys think if hearing schools I don't like it I'm deaf btw
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Also you can always transfer back to a Deaf school. Trust me, If I was fluent in Sign I would transfer to a deaf school. Idk... I think the Deaf Community is amazing. And personally plan at one time or another to go a semester at a Deaf college after High School.I am hearing, and personally I believe bullying is potent in all schools. There are always cliques and always bullies. I think you should think through what experience you plan to live. Do you want to be able to bond with hearing people? Do you plan on working in a job that doesn't have much to do with the Deaf community? If you plan to spend time with hearing people a lot then I'd say maybe try hearing school. But it will be hard. It could feel isolating and people will bully you because your different. I was bullied for being a lesbian most of my schooling (I'm still in school) but it has made me stronger, and made me who I am.
Yeah, still doesn't help with the isolation and ostracization that many students can and do deal with.I grew up as a hearing student in a hearing school and I was bullied quite a bit. If you are having a tough time, reach out to an adult. Many schools have a zero tolerance policy on bullying these days.
That's true. I know sometimes it makes it even worse. Now they have proof that they are bothering you, AND they can pick on you for telling. The adults can be just as bad...Some schools will give the same punishment to both the bully AND the bullied!Yeah, still doesn't help with the isolation and ostracization that many students can and do deal with.
The isolation of being deaf is not going to happen at a Deaf school like it does at hearing schools. I work at a public school teaching deaf kids and I am the only deaf staff and boy, am I so isolated. Nobody really makes an effort to treat me as an equal and ignore me.Bullying happens at every school. Hearing students at hearing schools get bullied. Deaf students at Deaf schools get bullied. It's an issue everywhere. I'm HoH and I was made fun of at my regular hearing school but not because I was HoH but because I was a bookworm and not rich like the other kids...actually, the other kids didn't even know I was HoH
AMEN! People seem to fixtate that THE ANSWER to turning out successful high achiever students (ie kids who will become Professionals, like doctors, lawyers etc) is offering EXTREMELY high quality curriculum(ie like the type you'd get at a prep school, or taking everything AP, or getting the highest GPA......There are a LOT more pieces to the puzzle besides that. A kid could be academicly high achieving but still be socially immature and lack in a lot of the "soft" areas like self esteem etc etc etc........Deaf schools and dhh programs actually HELP in this area.....Big time!The isolation of being deaf is not going to happen at a Deaf school like it does at hearing schools. I work at a public school teaching deaf kids and I am the only deaf staff and boy, am I so isolated. Nobody really makes an effort to treat me as an equal and ignore me.
As an adult, I don't care because I have my family and the Deaf community to go but for a deaf child, that can be very traumatizing.
I personally think hearing schools are not good places for deaf children from what I have experienced growing up and have seen professionally.
I hate both mainstream schools (elementary and high school) which they have Special Education program for only Hard Of Hearing students. I am not hard of hearing in the first place. I am deaf for Christ sake. I tried to tell the principal that I want to go to the Deaf school where I can learn to sign and also I need to learn ASL and then get ASL interpreters in hearing school. The principal said "No" and I get upset and frustrated with trying to make out in classrooms. Most of us, deafies or hard of hearing students are frustrated trying to understand what the hearing teachers said.What u guys think if hearing schools I don't like it I'm deaf btw
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