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E the eaf and the structuring of their education today Toward the end of the book Shea turns his attention to cochlear implants and the often misleading claims made by speech therapist surgeons and psychotherapist on their guaranteed success of enabling Witch Week (Chrestomanci, deaf children to speak and thus engage fully and withoutifficultly in spoken conversations However research regularly belies these claims revealing their contradictory and futile promise of helping children to learn via the one sense they Memory Boot Camp don t have In fact the research repeatedly found that cochlear implanted children showed auditory speech perception levels and language skills comparable to those of severelyeaf children without hearing aids Fascinating eye opening history of education for the London Calling deaf Because Ion t read a lot of history I found parts of it Orchard Valley Grooms draggy it s a lot of names butespite that it s an important and worthwhile book Gerald Shea has composed a beautifully written history "Of The Deaf Community And Their Fight To Be Recognized "the Croma Venture: The Spiral Wars, Book 5 deaf community and their fight to be recognized a community with a true language I was continually shocked at the oppression theeaf community faced and the absurdity of the oral teachers who were so resistant to change What I think is most wonderful though is how Shea highlights the resiliency and strength of those who would not give up in their fight for recognition This book provides eep insight into the systematic oppression of the western world and how that has brought us to where we are today I
received this novel on NetGalley for an honest review It s amazing how we take the little things for this novel on NetGalley for an honest review It s amazing how we take the little things for such as being able to walk read or even talk The Language of Light explores the history of being eaf through the Middle Ages to now from Europe to America This history is rich with the origins for most signs that are apart of Sign Language and even anecdotes of misguided individuals attempting to force The Tycoons Very Personal Assistant deaf individuals to verbally speak However itoes provide a look into the life of one of the most well known One Girl One Dream deaf activist Helen Keller as well as a look into the linguistic complexity andefense of sign language by way of Noam Chomsky and William Stokoe The reader is left with a better understanding of a language and culture that often falls through the cracks of society I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who has interest in broadening their horizon. Of reaching the mind of a The Amazing SAS deaf child Shea’s research exposes a persistent but misguidedetermination among hearing educators to teach the Deaf orally making the very faculty they lacked the principal instrument of their instruction To forbid their education in sign language the “language of light” is to eny the Deaf their human rights he concludes. ,
I got this book from goodreads first reads "Being totally ignorant of literally everything in this book it was an utterly fascinating read It is rare "totally ignorant of literally everything in this book it was an utterly fascinating read It is rare find a work so full of hope and so so very saddening A very insightful and interesting book in which Gerald Shea who is himself hard of hearing explores the history of Deaf education and the fight between those want to teach the Deaf signed languages and those who want the Deaf to learn to lipread and speak orally Unfortunately signed languages have traditionally been looked own upon a mindset that continues into today as parents opt for cochlear implants rather than allowing their Deaf child to learn signed language freuently cochlear implants only allow a very limited range of hearing and communicationShea also includes a chapter on Helen Keller who had Broken Prophecy devised some of her own signs and methods of communication before Anne Sullivan came along Sullivan who worked with Alexander Graham Bellisregarded the work Keller had made on her own and instead taught her fingerspelling and oral speech The saddest part is that Keller lost her voice through this much of her writing includes visual and auditory escriptions that she could not have imagined or experienced but that Sullivan instead fed to her and perhaps strongly encouraged
her to use all while invalidating Keller s experiences as a Deaf blind woman Bell yes telephone Bell viewed to use all while invalidating Keller s experiences as a Deaf blind woman Bell yes telephone Bell viewed as something base something that reuired a fix of lipreading and vocal speech His views influenced by the estructive Congress of Milan permeated the education of Keller and continues to Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, damage the education of the Deaf today This was a very good readable history of Deaf culture and the current state of Deaf education but it was as someone who was mainstreamed and lived through an oralist education alsoeeply infuriating I The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker d encourage anyone whooesn t know much about Deaf issues to start with this Note I received a Quadruplets On The Doorstep digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley The Language of Light by Gerald Shea is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late AugustAlreadyeeply pro ASL I was very interested about reading about the history of oralism alongside the Luke development of French Sign Language and Gallaudet University Shea goes above and beyond this main topic by including information on audiological anatomy the A comprehensive history ofeafness signed languages and the unresolved struggles of the Deaf to be taught in their unspoken tongue Partially The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane deafue to a childhood illness Gerald Shea is no stranger to the search for communicative grace and clarity In this elouent and thoroughly researched book he uncovers the centuries long struggle of the Deaf to be taugh. .
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Ovement in 1902 toward articulation lip reading Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell s roles in advancing oralism the rules on structuretrajectoryplacement of ASL by William Stokoe and the limitations of a mainstream education for a Deaf child It s been an age since I ve read anything about social history pertaining to the eaf So when I found this book in my Local Library I Thought library I thought not Gerald Shea s articulate and well researched book is informative concise and profoundIn spite of having read other books on the social history of the eaf community this is the first book I ve ever come across that s been written by a partially The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning deaf person In fact it is this that lends itself to his striking and often lyrical observations on a partiallyeaf person s relationship with and experiences of spoken languageAfter the introduction Shea concentrates on how eaf educated came to be in France and the Continental US But in many respects this is a book about the psychological impact ignorance has had on the shaping and reshaping of eaf education both past and present as well as the estructive legacy this ignorance has wrought on the uality of life the average eaf person has From their capacity to read and write today the average eaf and HOH person graduates from school "with a reading level of a seven to eight year old child in other words a "a reading level of a seven to eight year old child in other words a functioning illiterate right through to their social economic situation as adults most eaf adults in the twenty first century live below the poverty line working in low skilled jobs I learnt so much that previously I had not known facts both fascinating and Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue disturbing The story of how the education of theeaf came about in France is nothing short of truly astonishing It was this Silent Confessions development that was to have a profound affect on the uality of education and thus transform the lives ofeaf people across Europe and later United States The Deaf went on to became poets artists academics lawyers newspaper editors publishers and architects In other words armed with their education gained via Sign Language they were able to live lives filled with choices Sadly this powerhouse of enlightenment that ensured A Texas Holiday Miracle deaf people had similar opportunities as their hearing peers was to be short lived Cut violently to shred by oralists and the repugnant ideology of eugenics both of which still menac. T in sign language the only language that renders them complete fully communicative human beings Shea explores the history of theeeply biased attitudes toward the Deaf in Europe and America which illogically forced them to be taught in a language they could neither hear nor speak As even AG Bell a fervent oralist admitted sign language is the uickest method.