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ERIC Number: ED430348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-20
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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From Deaf Homes to Hearing Homes: Building Bridges via Schools.
Myers, Lynda R.; Hulsebosch, Patricia
This paper describes the Chicagoland Deaf Parent to Hearing Parent Project, an initiative intended to bridge the cultural gaps between the deaf community and the hearing parents and school personnel who are nurturing and educating children who are deaf. Through a series of workshops that take place in schools and community centers, parents who are deaf act as resources and mentors to hearing parents who are raising children with deafness, and to their schools. The project's goals are to: (1) tap into the natural parenting capacities of hearing parents raising children with deafness; (2) help hearing parents of children who are deaf to develop comfort with and the capacity to respond to the socio-linguistic needs of their children with deafness; (3) strengthen parents' self-confidence and accompanying abilities to advocate for their child within the school system; and (4) enable school personnel to better understand the strengths, needs, and experiences of both parents with deafness and hearing parents of children with deafness. The paper discusses the difficulties parents face in raising children with deafness, curriculum development, and parent satisfaction with the program. (Contains 19 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)