Low-Incidence Exceptionalities: The Deaf Culture

Low-Incidence Exceptionalities: The Deaf Culture

There is a greater variety of cultures than those related to ethnicity, religion, or geography. For example, there is also the deaf culture. One low-incidence exceptionality you may have learned about in children is deafness. Although it might seem an easy decision to utilize technology such as cochlear implants to enable someone to hear, there are many issues to consider.

View the following video:

  • Aronson, J. (Producer & Director). (2006). Sound and fury: Six years later[Documentary]. United States: Filmakers Library. Retrieved from http://flon.alexanderstreet.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/View/1650486

Based on your readings and analysis of the video, address the following:

  • Explain the lessons individuals from the hearing and deaf cultures learned from each other.
  • Describe the impact early intervention might have for individuals with hearing impairment (including social, communication-related, and emotional repercussions).
  • Synthesize the information from your readings and from the video to explain how you might utilize the information to work with children with low-incidence exceptionalities (beyond hearing impairment) and their families. Provide a minimum of three recommendations.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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Supervision

Travon is the lead counselor in a small clinic. Elliot has worked there for a few years and reports to Travon. Travon completes Elliot’s yearly evaluation and oversees his work. Although Travon is the supervisor, Elliot is actually three years older. They both enjoy watching hockey and often meet for drinks after work to watch the games. Although the other three counselors get together with Travon and Elliot for lunch sometimes, they are not invited to hang out with them after work:

  • Describe the responsibilities of a counseling supervisor.
  • Explain the possible ethical dilemmas.
  • Explain how the social situation with Travon and Elliot could impact the work environment.
  • Develop a policy that you would implement to minimize ethical concerns related to social activities between colleagues while supporting collegial relationships.

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