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From:  Lourdes Tollette
Date:  Wed Jan 6, 1999  11:05 pm
Subject:  Re: Deaf Schools in Boston


Val,

Ha ha ha I remember the sign for Clark was a C-handshape with the other
hand moving up and down inside the C, to show the tongue wagging inside the
mouth. That because they are very strong oral. And Very STRONG against
ASL. They just don't believe ASL at all. And even Their parents against
ASL. Their parents never allow their deaf child to use ASL at their home or
anyplace. I remember I spend the night with my friend who from Clark
School. Her parent found out I sign to her and told me not come to her home
anymore because I sign. They say, ASL is very BAD. Jeez!!

Val, You ask me this question:
Did you go to the Clark School for the Deaf in Massachusetts?

Me? Oh no no no, No way! Because I always hate Clark School for the Deaf.
But I have a lot good friends who from Clark School. A lot deaf people
graduate from Clark School and ask me to teach them ASL or ask other their
friend who already know ASL and help them to learn ASL. I just hate Clark
School systems. That school force deaf student must perfect talk as like
hearing people. I played against Clark School for the deaf for
basketball. I beat them many time. ;-)
I am from Boston School for the Deaf in Massachusetts. Clark School and
Boston School are about 2 hours away.

Boston School for the deaf are the same as Clark School for the Deaf rules
but We still doing ASL when adult counselor or teacher not around. We just
have to be very careful because if we sign then adult counselor or teacher
will hit on hand by ruler. After I gradate from B.S.D and now I hear that
they start Total Commucation.

Lourdes

-----Original Message-----
From: Valerie Sutton [SMTP:]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 4:15 PM
To: SignWriting List
Subject: Deaf Schools in Boston

Lourdes wrote:

>I am deaf and grew up oral school ( Boston School for the Deaf) but Most
>deaf people in my school are hiding place somewhere so we can use basic
ASL
>that we are not suppose to do that.

_______________

Hi Lourdes!
Did you go to the Clark School for the Deaf in Massachusetts? I lived and
worked in Boston, where I taught DanceWriting in the Dance Department of
the Boston Conservatory of Music from 1976-1979.

I remember hearing about the Clark School for the Deaf at that time. I
remember the sign for Clark was a C-handshape with the other hand moving up
and down inside the C, to show the tongue wagging inside the mouth. Clark
School for the Deaf was an oral school, and ASL was forbidden.

I had SignWriting at that time, but did not know how to establish it in the
USA, and Clark School, of course, was not interested!


Valerie :-)

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  Replies Author Date
817 Re: Deaf Schools in Boston Valerie Sutton Thu  1/7/1999
827 Re: Deaf Schools in Boston Lourdes Tollette Thu  1/7/1999

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