|SignWriting List Forum|
Nancy Cole |
Date: Sun Jun 25, 2000 7:42 pm
Subject: Re: SignWriting can inspire speech....
I think many teachers focus too much on speech. That can be a problem.
Myself am Deaf, and when I use my voice people look at me like I'm an idiot,
but when I write, I write well and I'm on the same level. My father emphazed
alot on speech, and though my parents understand me very well, it's the
outside world that has difficulty. It's an embarrassment to many Deaf not to
speak well. I think the purpose in surviving in the hearing world is that we
understand and communicate well with each other and writing is a very
valuable tool. Speech can be, but for Deaf who have never heard words, it's
That's just my 2 cents folks haha I never get a chance to write
anything...call me chicken:)
Las Cruces, NM