I read an interesting article today on NPR called Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf.
As more and more children receive cochlear implants at a young age and their families choose listening and spoken language approaches I believe that historic schools for the Deaf (that use manual communication such as ASL) will need to adapt, as the article suggests.
One trend that we’ve already seen in schools for the Deaf (and this article mentions) is accepting more students into the school who have a secondary disability in addition to hearing loss.
What are your thoughts? Have you noticed this trend as well? Please leave a comment to share.