Have you seen this face before? Maybe on your son? daughter? spouse? student? This is the look of someone who just doesn’t get what is going on. Without a qualified interpreter, this is what happens to deaf individuals. After my last post, I realized I had shared an experience where I did NOT succeed in getting an interpreter. Getting an interpreter for a youth class or sports team is ...[Read More]
“Parents are the most powerful people in their child’s life. The students I see that have the greatest success are those whose parents are fully involved and present in their lives.”
Are you the parent of a Deaf child?
Are you afraid of judgement from other parents or family members?
Are you so overwhelmed with being a parent that you aren’t connecting to your child?
CUSTOMER REVIEW: “So much more than I was looking for! Having heard that a large percentage of the population on Martha’s Vineyard knows sign language, I was looking for a simple explanation of why. This children’s book is so much more. A fun exploration of the history of American Sign Language, how it was developed, and how it both educated and empowered members of the deaf community for decades. I recommend it not only for members of the deaf community, but I believe children learning sign language at school or Scouts (or in a similar way) will also enjoy it.”
~ Goddess of Chaos
An island of both hearing and Deaf people that used sign language; Deaf graduates working as scribes and readers for hearing people; the birth of a new language. Where did the sign language of Martha’s Vineyard came from? Come and join 3 young Deaf children as they travel back in time and learn the untold story of the birth of American Sign Language. The book, written by a Deaf social studies teacher and his son, includes historical notes and references. As an eBook, this children’s beautiful historical fiction book is ready to inform and inspire Deaf youth about their untold language, culture and history. Sign up to get your eBook NOW!
Tonight I walked out on a wonderful opportunity to have my deaf son involved in a top of the art Karate Program. The reason? I was not allowed to interpret during instructions on how to live with a “black belt attitude.” I wasn’t even asking them to provide an interpreter. I was willing to do that, but no… Now, they were willing to compromise with me. The master said I could interpret ...[Read More]
Every teacher wants their students to have a higher self-esteem and more motivation, right? You know those first 5 minutes of the day when kids are chatting away and won’t get in their seats? Or the 5 minutes right after lunch when they just don’t want to settle down and start to work? Or the first 5 minutes after passing period? Why not take that 5 minutes to share a snippet of Deaf Culture or Hi ...[Read More]
Goddess of Chaos
So much more than I was looking for! Having heard that a large percentage of the population on Martha’s Vineyard knows sign language, I was looking for a simple explanation of why. This children’s book is so much more. A fun exploration of the history of American Sign Language, how it was developed, and how it both educated and empowered members of the deaf community for decades. I recommend it not only for members of the deaf community, but I believe children learning sign language at school or Scouts (or in a similar way) will also enjoy it.
What was valuable to me was realizing that even in moments where I didn’t think I could do anything, changing my thoughts and making small changes could make a huge difference. Mariposa Mentoring is amazing. Lynell can really help you realize what you want in life.
“Lynell is great at mentoring! She helped me through some major blocks in regards to loving and forgiving myself. I feel that I have more direction and desire to fulfill my personal purpose in life.”
I love all the Deaf Sense videos! My daughter is a big fan too. The kids are ASL role models for her!
Your posters that I bought from you have helped my students in my class recognize some of the deaf achievements and triumphs. For example, Matt Hamill and John Maucere both are on the poster. So when my students see this, they ask me if I am going to show more of the others who are successful. My students realize that there are more of other deaf people who want to be successful and be normal just like every one. Now my students will walk up to our 7 deaf students at the school and sign to them. These deaf students feel like they are more accepted.