On the front page of the Chicago Tribune is a story about deaf education in Illinois:
Lending Ears to Learners
An interesting statistic is that 80 percent of deaf students are now in the mainstream. Thirty years ago, it was the other way around.
While technological advances have given some deaf children an incredible opportunity to hear, I wonder about the social emotional aspect of so many kids alone. For some kids, they adjust well and have a good group of friends to hang out with. But I know there are others who go through the daily motions and find it difficult to communicate in groups and in noisy situations.