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What's in a name?

Recently I read a discussion about the question of whether there was a general covering name for (people with) a hearing impairment.
Now names are as old as a society, a trend and a fashion. 472 more words

Hard Of Hearing

Mama's new ears

Several years ago, we discovered that Mama can hear our TV much better if she uses a wireless headset receiver. We call this TV amplifier “her ears.” 136 more words


Titles Featuring Deaf Culture

Titles for Lower Grades (PreK-Grade 4):

  1. Addabbo, Carole. Dina the Deaf Dinosaur. Illus. by Valentine. 1996.
  2. Asletine, Lorraine. I’m Deaf and It’s Okay. Albert Whitman and Company, 1986.
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Sign Language — A Piece of my Puzzle

In my early 20’s, the reality of my impending deafness sunk in. I became more dependent on reading lips because the hearing aids made everyone’s speech sound distorted. 576 more words


El Deafo

El Deafo by Cece Bell is a graphic novel memoir that was recommended by a colleague. While I am not a fan of graphic novels, I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did! 188 more words

Childrens Literature

Quick update...much more to come

I’m tired.

I sat down to write this and all I can think is, “I’m tired”.  Hell, I’d say I’m pretty exhausted, and I still have so much to do.  1,544 more words

Chronic Illness

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Newbery Medal, 2018

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud and boisterous family.

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Middle School