"Oralism and How It Affects the Development of the Deaf Child”
by Michael Hood
Michael Hood wrote "Oralism and How It Affects the Development of the Deaf Child” in EDS 160: Introduction to Deaf Studies. His instructor, Lisalee Egbert, asked students to develop a research paper on a topic related to the Deaf, such as education, rehabilitation, parent-child or Deaf-hearing relations, and the Deaf community. Michael's instructor and the reviewer for Writing the University felt that in his research paper Michael took extensive measures in exploring current journals and research on his topic and weaving the data into the fabric of the paper, and that his writing included attention to details that are important to a minority culture in American (i.e. the use of the term Non-Deaf vs. hearing thus empowering the term Deaf instead of allowing a hearing majority to reign yet again).