touching story about a family who learns their daughter is deaf and how they learn to deal with it.
Very insightful story about a deaf girl & her parents, struggling to communicate & make their daughter "normal"
I truly enjoyed this book though very frustrating at times. Frustrating because of the time frame the book took place in. It is a true story about a family with a d/Deaf daughter. During this time so many people were trying to push parents of deaf children to only use the oral method. All these parents heard over and over again was that manual language, i.e. American sign language, was the worst thing they could do for their deaf child. This family went through years of frustration, heart ache, and disappointment. When all they had to do was learn to sign. Period. That's it. There is nothing wrong with people who can't hear, you just have to learn the correct language. This was a wonderful book and I really enjoyed the ending!
This book is a must read for anyone with a deaf child (read it as soon as they are diagnosed..don't wait!). It is not only informative, but it touches the heart of readers and helps ordinary folks connect with the reality of deafness and the need of every child for "language". It is a family story that resonates with parents.
This book is required reading for any one who wants to understand deafness and American Sign Language - for anyone wanting to be a Sign Language Interpreter.
A great look into a set of deaf parents with hearing children. Told from the perspective of one of the hearing children.