Looking for advice

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  1. cameron woodbury

    cameron woodbury New Member

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    Hello everyone, my name is Cameron and I lost my hearing my first semester of college and dropped out for the semester. I was looking to get a cochlear implant but I'm not sure it's going to happen anymore because of complications. I'm learning sign language and teaching my sisters sign language as well. My issue is whether I should go back to school. I was wondering if anyone has any advice to share on being deaf at a hearing university and if you have problems with learning. I also have a lot of family issues with people refusing to speak to me since I'm deaf even though we live under the same household. I'm open to all advice and anything that's said is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Anij Well-Known Member

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    Go back - get CART so you're able to follow along. Once you become fluent in Sign Language, then you might want to get interpreters instead, but for the moment, get CART and continue with your studies :)
     
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    Yes, definitely go back to college. If the college your were attending is not providing the appropriate accommodations or if you want to be immersed in Deaf Culture, check out NTID or Gallaudet University.
     
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    Try to stay with your college classes so you don't break the momentum of being a student.

    Check with the college disabilities office to see what options they offer (don't delay). Like Anij posted, try CART. If nothing else, try an online class. If you quit, it will be harder to start up again.
     
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    cameron woodbury New Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    And just as a word of advice, I would see if you could do a semester or a year at Gally or NTID. Then you could learn ASL via immersian!
     
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