Assignment 1: Discussion—Low-Incidence Exceptionalities: The Deaf Culture
There is a greater variety of cultures than those related to ethnicity, religion, or geography. For example, there is also the deaf culture. One low-incidence exceptionality you may have learned about in children is deafness. Although it might seem an easy decision to utilize technology such as cochlear implants to enable someone to hear, there are many issues to consider.
View the following video:
- Aronson, J. (Producer & Director). (2006). Sound and fury: Six years later [Documentary]. United States: Filmakers Library. Retrieved from http://flon.alexanderstreet.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/View/1650486
Based on your readings and analysis of the video, address the following:
- Explain the lessons individuals from the hearing and deaf cultures learned from each other.
- Describe the impact early intervention might have for individuals with hearing impairment (including social, communication-related, and emotional repercussions).
- Synthesize the information from your readings and from the video to explain how you might utilize the information to work with children with low-incidence exceptionalities (beyond hearing impairment) and their families. Provide a minimum of three recommendations.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.