--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, Jonathon Blake
<jonathon.blake@...> wrote:
> Suzmccarth wrote:
> > This child is going to do much better than that.
> The question is whether or not the child will be able to
> with other deaf people.

Would you deny the hard of hearing an average reading level and
a chance at a teriary education?

I personally believe they should become bilingual and acquire
ASL at some point. (But that is not my business) However, if a
hearing aid or cochlear implant gives a deaf child the chance to
process the language spoken in their environment then every
effort should be made to support this.

This is really their only chance at becoming functionally literate
as an adult.

I hope it is understood that I do not make these decisions about
hard of hearing students, but only put into proctise what is
decided at another level. However, what we are doing is
considered a success.