I subscribed to this forum because I am a survivor of domestic violence. I love the support that everyone gives each other. However, I have since found that there are literally many boards on this forum I intend to participate in!
I am a parent of two teens, one 12 and the other 14. My 14 year old is in special ed at school. He has ADHD and PTSD. I am also an assistant instructor at a local community college. I teach deaf students for the pre-college prep program. The subjects are history, English, Vocab, and grammar. So, I deal with this topic of spec. ed. daily in both my home and work environment.
I would like to see topics of amercian sign language in the classrooms, being discussed. I feel that the deaf students are often overlooked in regards to their education. I am amazed at how many deaf students graduated, yet when coming through our program their reading level is so minimal. I have a heart for hte deaf, because I am also hearing impaired, due to the abuse.
I would also like to see the topic of affirmations on the forum. I cling to daily affirmations in my healing process. Lastly, I am interested in gaining insight and support from other teachers that currently work with deaf students.