Educating the Deaf Child: Speaking, Reading and Teaching

By Lily McCann There are 70 million deaf people worldwide. Current estimates suggest anywhere from 800,000 to 2 million deaf people live in the US and Canada. With this substantial figure in mind, it’s no wonder that special education is becoming more widely available and accessible in our society today. In a world in which…

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Drug addiction among the deaf: It’s a neglected problem

By Lily Weaver Unfortunately, drug addiction is a problem that is believed to affect the deaf community even more than it affects the hearing community. Debra Guthmann, a former president of the National Association on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability, estimates that one in seven deaf people in the United States suffers from substance dependency, as…

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