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differences Deaf and hearing people face
the word "normal" is often used to bring awareness of those who are different
discrimination and oppression happens when there are barriers that limit opportunities in education, career development, and entertainment just because an individual is deaf
communication and language difficulties cause problem between deaf and hearing people. It creates a sterotypical picture of deaf people unable to speak fluent spoken language
In the U.S government, we have the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. This suggests that deafness is a communication disorder. But if deaf people are fluent in sign how are they considered to have a communication disorder?
Deaf people have shown resiliences when dealing with society's stereotyping, oppression, discrimination, and audism
Resilience- facing risk and seeing the possibility of achieving positive outcomes
Aldo defined as the ability to bounce back despite difficult situations or setbacks
not only genetics but environment plays a role in the development of intelligence
positive relationships form the foundation for resilience. supportive families and peers find ways to communicate easily with the deaf child which helps them feel good inside even if things are tough outside the family.
how resilience comes in handy
comes in handy as deaf people enter the working world
they are often not first to be chosen due to others only understanding that they are deaf
thanks to those resilient early pioneers, there are many more job opportunities than ever for Deaf people. There are deaf doctors, nurses, lawyers, school administrators, etc
Deaf people resilient or not have to deal with life issue such as health and mental health issues just like hearing people
deaf adults report poorer health care services. They are less likely to see doctors for health issues. This can be explained by difficulty in communicating directly with medical people or difficulty in getting sign language interpreting services
mental health is generally understood to describe the psychological state of people who are functioning satisfactorily in the emotional and behavioral areas
many deaf people are mentally healthy and manage very well ,resilient, have jobs, raise families, join organizations, etc. Mental helt problems can be viewed as stigmatizing when Deaf people are trying to be accepted as part of mainstream society
domestic violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and assault committed by intimate partners, family members, or other relatives.
deaf people are not immune to this type of violence. Research reports indicate that partner violence is significantly higher in the deaf and hard or hearing females and males.
should be an axiom that dead and hard or hearing detainees have the same rights as their hearings and participation in prison programs, services, and activities. not many asl interpreters are qualified to interpret in legal settings.
social security administration provides sign language interpreters for deaf people are struggling with barriers to health care access