Deaf Like Me Author:Thomas S. Spradley & James P. Spradley The heartbreak, love and anxieties of all parents of a handicapped child are simply and movingly expressed in this story of a family's desparate fight to teach their deaf daughter to speak so she will be considered "normal." — Deaf Like Me records their moments of discouragement and frustration, and then, miraculously, their first jubilant triump... more »hs as Lynn begins to show some slow, but steady progress.
but as school age approaches and words and language take on new importance, Lynn's own pent-up frustrations begin to explode into violent temper tantrums. Still clinging to hope, her parents meet a deaf couple, and with their help, they learn how to look at the world through their daughter's eyes. Realizing that Lynn may never talk, they make a courageous decision that flies int he face of everything they have been told by doctors, audiologists, psychologists, and teachers.
The result is a moving story of how a small deaf girl breaks through the chains of ignorance and prejudice that have held her mute for five years -- to discover the work she cannot hear and to teach her family what love and being normal really mean.« less