Deaf Children Can Speak
Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 by James Hall
Yes, deaf children can speak, and if diagnosed early enough they can speak very, very well! The miracle of cochlear
implants along with the right educational / training program can yield exceptional speech and language in
today’s deaf children. Teaching children oral language is a three to five year commitment that each parent must
commit to. An exceptional auditory oral program or auditory verbal program is a must, along with a highly skilled
implant surgeon and pediatric audiologist. There are many pieces to put together but the results of oral
education, given the right tools and commitment, are remarkable. With the technology available today, children
can hear in the 15db – 20db range with exceptional auditory skills. These skills include hearing a clock tick,
hearing the birds sing, and even hearing a faint whisper. Unbelievably, many deaf children can even differentiate
rhyming words such as cat, pat, mat, hat etc. Of course every child is different and there is no guarantee,
but if you as a parent choose oral speech as the modality for language there is a remarkable parents’
guide provided on this web site.
This book is written for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children who absolutely want their child to
communicate in a hearing world. It is written from the personal experience of one father who did everything
possible to help his young deaf daughter acquire excellent speech, language and auditory skills. Along with
exceptional hearing and speech, this remarkable child has perfect articulation and above-age-level cognitive
skills! You will not find a more comprehensive, to-the-point parents’ guide that explains everything from
insurance, the oral language process, the IFSP / IEP process, the necessary three to five year commitment,
and everything that must be done at home. Four years of self education and searching for the right answers
are in this 75 page step-by-step guide. Click here to download for free.
You can also obtain a paperback version of this book by emailing the author.
The author is always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Good luck on this once-in-a-lifetime journey to change a deaf child’s life forever.