Author: Jill Jones

Citizenship Course With the DEX Deaf Youth Council

We have a new project for a CITIZENSHIP course with the DEX Deaf Youth Council, starting in September 2017. Any deaf young people living within travelling distance to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, please Contact Us for more information or to register. The workshops will be held on the first Saturday of each month for one...

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How to Achieve Deaf Identity Development

HOW TO ACHIEVE DEAF IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT Writing about Deaf identity in a short article is almost impossible, but an attempt must be made as is a crucial part of each deaf child’s wellbeing. The term “Deaf identity” is often used in the Deaf community and is acknowledged by deaf adults as a good thing for deaf children to have. It must be hard for hearing people to grasp the importance of this concept, for a hearing cultural identity is acquired naturally from birth and is a major foundation for the psychological building blocks for children to develop their unique...

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A Good Read: Proud to be Deaf by Nick & Lilli Beese

This is a great read.  The following text is from a post, written by the authors, on The Limping Chicken: “The book is about our daughter Ava, who is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava also happens to be deaf – and she’s proud of it. She loves her Deaf community, that she’s bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people. In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the...

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Why Some People Turned Down a “Medical Miracle”

Cochlear implants are touted as a medical miracle — and for some people, they do work wonders. For others, however, the implants can cause more harm than good. Five years ago, a deaf woman named Sloan Churman decided to film herself at the moment she activated her new cochlear implant — the surgically implanted device that helps deaf people perceive sounds. “29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time!” she wrote as a caption, when she uploaded the clip to Youtube. That video has now been viewed more than 26 million times. The viral reach of Churman’s story is...

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