|Blogs & Vlogs|
|Thursday, 08 May 2008|
We will post a listing of blogs and vlogs for your perusal, here. Check back from time to time - new postings are getting out there every day!
DBC has a blog site at http://deafbilingual.blogspot.com
May 14, 2008: My 93-year-old Grandma's Sorrow
For the first time ever, I am going to present my video interview using spoken English with my hearing grandmother aged 93. It comes with captions, of course. You may be shocked that I would do a vlog using spoken English but this is how I communicate with my grandmother. I grew up with my hearing grandparents using spoken English and with my Deaf family using ASL at separate times in the same roof. I didn't sign and speak simultaneously while growing up.
My grandma shares her regret for not learning signs and how she was misled the idea that if one is to use signs, it would mean that spoken English would not be successful. The myths of AG Bell’s beliefs have shared to the likes of my grandma that using signs will impede speech development while today’s research shows the opposite! But the ironic part is that it still carries on. Feel free to share with your hearing parents or with parents who have Deaf children.
Additional information not presented in the video clip:
Here is the evidence:
My grandma rang the bell about AG Bell having to do with PSD but it was vague to her. Of course, it was eons of years ago!
(Note: This is not a transcript or a summary of the whole video clip.)
March 8, 2008: DPN 20th Anniversary
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