Language and all the hemispheres

“Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” -Helen Keller ** Two years ago, one of my students started school without any language.  No signing and no spoken word.  He was bilaterally implanted (two cochlear implants), but hadn't had the therapy, consistent usage, or mapping (when the audiologist adjusts settings according to her auditory... Continue Reading →

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Not Okay.

https://static.pexels.com/photos/62483/pexels-photo-62483-large.jpeg As a 15-year-old in the Middle East, my friends and I used to make bets on how many cars would beep at us on our 10 minute walk to McDonalds.  Not because we were cocky pedestrians, but because we were young women walking unaccompanied by men, which, apparently, equated to beeping and shouting and gawking.  My 15-year-old... Continue Reading →

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