--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
> suzmccarth wrote:
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.

> Many members of the Deaf community would consider you a Fascist (in
> literal, historic sense) for your attitude that you get to decide to
> impose cochlear implants on deaf children.

An educator has nothing whatsoever to do with decisions on medical
treatments for the deaf. Don't misrepresent what I said.

I enable the learning of language and literacy for students whose
parents have chosen my program. Our education system offers both an
oral and a visual program and promotes bilingualism for the deaf and
hard of hearing. It is an individual decision.