My son wants to go to a deaf school. I am torn should I let him go.

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Belinda - posted on 04/07/2016

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I'm very much a believer to go with what the child wants in many personal decisions. Adolescence is such a confusing time for the child. It is also a time when the brain is culling lots of information that it doesn't think that it needs. I say this because his peers may not be thinking it a necessary thing for them to help him understand what they're saying. I don't think it would be malicious, more laziness, because teenagers want what they want, and they want it now. Would it be detrimental for him to go to a deaf school? or would it possibly have the same outcome for him at the end? In the end his mental health is the most important.

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2016

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Then maybe a deaf school would be better for him.
If the kids at school are purposely excluding him then I can understand him wanting to move.

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2016

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What is his reason for wanting to go to a deaf school?
How old is he?
Is he being teased at the school he is in now?
Without knowing a bit more it's hard to give you any advice.

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Carmen - posted on 04/07/2016

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Thanks everyone I am in the process now of get the application for the school for the deaf. And see what happens he is in such a great school. i just hope when he gets excepted at that school he doesn't decides to change school again lol teens i guess i am stuggling with the unknown but thanks again

Carmen - posted on 04/07/2016

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He is not being tease. The school and student adore him. He is on there homecoming court he is in a graphic arts program for the next 4 years and will graduate high school with a adobe certificate. Since being at the school the students want to learn sign language.

Carmen - posted on 04/07/2016

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He wears hearing aids. My son wants to go to a deaf school because he is losing his sign language. He wants to be more social. Feel left out at his school now because when the hearing student have conversation in front of him they block him when he asks what was said they say oh nothing.

Jodi - posted on 04/07/2016

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If he is deaf, it may be best if he doesn't have hearing assistance (such as cochlear implants). However, I have taught students with cochlear implants in mainstream public schools, and they do perfectly fine.

Carmen - posted on 04/07/2016

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Yes. He is in a really good school now. He is in a magnet school mainstream with an interpreter.

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