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ERIC Number: EJ1030944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Maintaining High Expectations
Williams, Roger; Williams, Sherry
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v15 p66-68 2014
Author and husband, Roger Williams, is hearing and signs fluently, and author and wife, Sherry Williams, is deaf and uses both speech and signs, although she is most comfortable signing. As parents of six children--deaf and hearing--they are determined to encourage their children to do their best, and they always set their expectations high. They have found that parenting deaf children is harder than parenting hearing children, primarily because hearing children have more options and because their adopted deaf children came to them as older children after those critical early language learning years. Here they share some strategies parents can employ to foster self-confidence in their deaf or hard of hearing child.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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