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A film starring a deaf Plymouth girl won an Oscar at last nights award ceremony.
Six-year-old Maisie Sly made her acting debut in The Silent Child, playing a deaf girl born into a middle-class family and living in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
Maisie starred alongside Rachel Shenton, who also wrote the film based on her own experiences.
Rachel accepted the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short , alongside Chris Overton, her fiancé, who also directed the short.
Austin Independent School District has recently released 2018 Recreation and Camp Guide for Students with Special Needs to help parents and caregivers explore activities and programs that are available at Central Texas and surrounding areas. La guía también está disponible en español (Spanish Version).
Linda Lugo is a teacher at Faye Webb Elementary School. She is also deaf. It was at the school where she saw a need for Spanish speakers to learn sign language. So she took action and created a class for Spanish speakers, with relatives that are deaf, to learn the language.
"My students, when class is over, the next day they say 'my parents can sign this,'" Lugo signed. "(It's great) to see their faces glow and light up, their interpreters say the children are happier and their communication is improving."
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The new Weatherford High School courses, Navigating Life with Hearing Loss and Cyber Citizenship, approved for the 2018-19 school year at last week’s board of trustees meeting, is part of a bigger district push to add more elective courses that focus on the local community, WISD superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. As a regional district for deaf education students and with cyber safety being relevant to all children, the courses are beneficial, Hanks said. “Those are definite needs for both our deaf ed community and all students in general as far as cyber safety is concerned,” he said. “Our deaf ed program recommended to us that we offer it,” Hanks said of the Navigating Life with Hearing Loss elective. Cyber citizenship would focus on online safety, Hanks said.
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