Graduate project

A study of attitudes of parents of deaf and hard of hearing children toward their child's education

One area of the education of the deaf that has not received the attention due it is parent involvement in planning and sharing the education that their children receive. Those of us who are either teachers or administrators in the education of the deaf must be more aware of the feelings of parents and, using the terms of today, �tell it like it is�. Often parents are only shown or told part of the story about the implications of the handicap of deafness .We often can underrate the total capabilities of the child to the parents and this underrating continues through most, if not all, of the formal education of the child. Is it not possible that parents who have had the experience of raising a deaf child can give valuable suggestions and insights to parents just starting out on this long road?