Scientists are finding ways to figure out more and more about children before they are born, such as the sex of the child or whether or not the child is diseased with a mental disability. The issue with this is that many parents are finding out the child is mentally challenged or the child is the opposite sex as they wanted, the parents are opting to abort the baby. Scientists have also found away to find the errors pre-born babies, and are now able to fix it. The problem is that by interfering with the babies before they are born could cause complications and affect the child in a poor way in the future. If you were to leave the issue alone no babies could be risked to be harmed or risk being aborted by their parents solely based on their gender.
Deaf culture is something that most people do not understand. When a hearing couple has a deaf child, they go through a grieving process because they think that their child is doomed to a life of isolation and being “disabled”. Whenever a hearing person passes a deaf person in the street, they sometimes experience a tinge of pity. These examples are simply because hearing people constantly focus on what deaf people cannot do, instead of focusing on what they can do. One way that someone can begin to respect the Deaf culture is by accepting the fact that deafness is not a disability, it is just a unique characteristic about the person.
Steadfast commitment to any ideal has the possibility to become negative if one is totally unwilling to compromise their ideals . On one hand we have hearing parents that force their child to learn English, under the pretense that their child will have more opportunities in the hearing society, are wrong in their disregard for the social needs and culturalization of their deaf child. On the other hand we have the unmoving views of some in the deaf community that feel that totally removing a deaf child from hearing society is a plausible resolution. In order for the deaf community to flourish both the deaf and hearing communities will need to learn how to work with one
(197, par.11) Now when Jones says, "Pretending to have superhuman powers helps children conquer the feelings of powerlessness that inevitably come with being so young and small" He is basically generalizing children’s feelings as a whole. How do we know that every child feels powerless because of their height? Jones cannot assume that every child feels this way. Trying to convince parents with fallacies is not the way to
Everyone has obstacles. Changes in the ways deaf people are taught have helped them overcome their obstacles and claim their place as equal to everyone else. Deaf education began in the 1800s when Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc opened a school for the deaf in 1817. This was the first time that anyone had taken such interest in making the lives of deaf people easier through education. Still, they faced public discrimination and alienation.
In most cases they choose school and a classic instrument to be the first priorities for their kids. Amy Chua writes about improving the kid’s self-esteem as one of her three main differences between Chinese and Western family’s mind-sets. First, I’ve noticed that Western parents are extremely anxious about their children’s self-esteem. They worry about how their children will feel if they fail at something, and they constantly try to reassure their children about how good they are notwithstanding a mediocre performance on a test or at a recital. In other words, Western parents are concerned about their children’s psyches.
Which is amazing to me that they can play instruments even though they are deaf and can not hear that well. Cochlear implants are a small complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The scene about the cochlear implants stand out to me because how much technology has changed that someone who is deaf could actually have a possibility to hear what they never had been able to. Also that some deaf people would rather not have them once they had tried them they decide to take them out. The protest at Gallaudet University was the students at the University trying to get the president to be deaf just like them because they did not believe the president should be hearing because they are not.
It uses the same process of In Vitro Fertilization to develop embryos. An egg is extracted from the female and then fertilized with the desired sperm outside of the women’s womb. While the embryo is growing over about a three-day period and going through the three different embryo development stages, a sample is removed and tested for genetic diseases and analyzed for chromosome abnormalities. Then a healthy embryo is implanted into the women’s uterus. There is a lot of controversy over the uses of PGD, and it has been banned in several countries because some people believe it is unethical and “playing god.” PGD does not genetically alter embryos in any way.
Many D/deaf couples also wish for a deaf child so that they may pass on their heritage and Culture, it is not just the language but the values; the same values that hearing parents want to instill in their children. Carol Padden says Deaf identity itself is highly valued; members of the deaf community seem to agree that hearing individuals can never fully acquire that identity and become a full-fledged member of the deaf community. Even with deaf parents and a native command of ASL the hearing person
Name: Course: College: Tutor: Date: The extent of awareness for parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing about the importance of early intervention programs for their children Introduction Children who are deaf have impairment of hearing which may differ in degree. The majority of the affected children has had some usable hearing that might need some assistance using special devices. The overall development of this child depends on early intervention by their parents and family support. It is evident that successful development of a deaf child squarely depends on the age of language acquisition, thus making any delay in language acquisition can eventually lead to dare consequences in the future. This problem may vary from academic, social or generally communication disability.