Both terms are misleading not to mention insulting. Deafness doesn't make someone mute or dumb.
That's untrue. Deafness can have muteness as a feature. There are plenty of deaf/mute people still.
You could say aphasic if the term mute bothers you.
But the point is, these people absolutely definitely exist.
It can happen but doesn't always happen. Deaf-mute implies that as a rule Deaf people can't talk.
Aphasic would be even more misleading because that would imply deafness inherently impairs the ability to form language, which it doesn't. Lack of exposure to language does, not deafness.
THink what you are saying. Does Deaf/blind mean both conditions always exist together?
I don't think you would argue that. It is ridiculous. and it is the same as your first sentence above, except using a different second condition.
I don't think it's the same.
Terms like deaf-mute lead people to thinking that just cause someone can speak means they can hear. It leads people to thinking that just because someone can't hear they can't speak. Deafness can occur independent of the ability or inability to speak. Deafblindness by definition includes both hearing and vision loss. Someone who is only deaf/hard of hearing or only blind/low vision is not considered deafblind. So why would someone who is only deaf/hard of hearing and not mute be considered deaf-mute?
Botte, small correction. Aphasic is related to spoken language brain damage (like from a stroke)You could say aphasic if the term mute bothers you.
Botte, small correction. Aphasic is related to spoken language brain damage (like from a stroke)
I think the word you're looking for was apraXic. You can have apraxia and be dhh (some hoh folks have poor oral skills) and you can also be apraxic on its own (some people with CP use ASL due to apraxia)
I have to say I do think that there should be a more up to date causal term for a Deaf person who isn't orally skilled. Nonverbal isn't good, since it's pretty much been preempted by the autistic and cognitively affected crowd.
Look here for the difference.I wonder why deaf educators had specific "aphasic" classrooms, for children who did not develop speech? It did not mean brain damage in that context, they just thought is nicer that saying mute.
Oh yeah, I am autistic spectrum and verbal too.
Being nonverbal if you're classic autistic is quite common. It's NOT universal (and there are a lot of high functioning autistic folks /Asperger's who can speak quite well) However, it's common enough that there's a HUGE therapy industry for autistic people who don't speak.Nonverbal isn't good, since it's pretty much been preempted by the autistic and cognitively affected crowd.