Yes, I am part of grassroot

20 04 2007

ASL Video – Approx 2:07 Minutes

Based on Jay’s Videoclip about grassroot, Grant Laird Jr. talked little about his own experience as part of grassroot in his community.

Grant W Laird Jr.

Child Oralism Abuse…Not!

18 04 2007

ASL Video – Approx 2:43 Minutes Long

Grant Laird Jr. shared his childhood with orals issues…not!

Actually, he never took it because his father won’t let him take it. Grant’s father grew at catholic school in Pittsburgh, PA that doesn’t allow sign language – oral only when he was young. (Image nun would use ruler to hit hand if they use sign language) He believes it is waste of time for deaf children like me to go thru speech therapy.

For almost all of his school life, he doesn’t have to take it because his father fought and blocked it. (Both WPSD and hearing school in Texas) Many deaf friends always upset with Grant and saying he was lucky boy.

Over years, he managed just fine without lip-reading or speech in hearing world by using paper & pen, pager, emails, gesture, etc.

Do you know anybody that parent won’t let deaf children take speech therapy?

Grant W Laird Jr.