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Chapter 3 of Thomas K Holcomb’s Introduction to American Deaf Culture examines the populations that are encompassed within Deaf culture and the Deaf community, as well as the labels associated with these populations. Holcomb begins the chapter by explaining that being “hearing impaired” or deaf is not the same as being Deaf. The term “deaf” refers specifically to physical hearing loss,... read more

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For as long as humans have existed, Deaf people have existed. For as long as humans have existed, there has been prejudice against those who cannot hear. In the past 4 years, my understanding of this audism has been immeasurably expanded. I have come to realize that even today audism continues to thrive in America. This audism is evident in the minds of average American citizens. This audism... read more

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It seems as though every week my student has something exciting to tell me about his life. He is involved in many extra-curricular activities. He is a Boy Scout, he takes Karate classes, he goes skating on the weekends, he's an inventor, and he is learning to speak Spanish. I'm sure his list goes on and on. This 4th grader is very driven to achieve. He really wants to do his very best in his... read more

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My name is Belinda and I would love to be your tutor!! To help you decide if I am the right tutor for you let me begin by giving you a little history about myself. I am a divorced single mother of two girls ages 19 and 12. They are my life. I have an Associates Degree of Applied Science from LoneStar North Harris with an emphasis on American Sign Language(ASL) and the interpreting program from... read more

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In my childhood experience, I was fluent in sign language and I observed that hearing children seemed to be motivated to communicate with me. I got the opportunity to teach them basic ABC fingerspelling first with creative ways like using lipreading with no voice to using lip moving with letter A then following the ABC order and pointing to each category in daily life such as family name. Sign... read more

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I offer a course in Beginning American Sign Language for hearing children and adults of all ages who wish to communicate with Deaf people in our community. In this fun and challenging class, I use a “total immersion” approach to learning this graceful and voiceless language. By the end of the course, students will communicate in ASL on a basic level, gain insight into Deaf culture and apply... read more

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I am myself hearing impaired and can speak well. I would be so happy to teach you how to alphabet, basic sign language. It's very easy to learn. I will have copies for you to learn. If you want be an interpreter in the future, you will learn a lot from me! If your kids have any deaf kids in their classrooms and wants to learn sign language from me then they can go to their school and sign their... read more

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I have discovered, throughout my teaching and tutoring career, that I am able to solve many educational conundrums my colleagues cannot. I have been referred many students with issues or problems that a colleague could not handle for some reason. Probably my biggest challenge in this regard was a most recent one, a delightful student who was partially deaf. Antoine had problems I had... read more