Deaf children make picture-book about hearing loss

Higashionna Mari (left) and Yokoda Maika show the picture book about hearing loss.
(photo: http://ryukyushimpo.jp/)

March 27, 2013

Higashionna Mari, a 6th grader, and Yokoda Maika, a 5th grader, go to the class for children with hearing loss in the Uruma-shi Inami elementary school located in Okinawa Prefecture.

They made a picture-book, writing honestly about their hearing loss and their problems in school life for more understanding of deafness.

Both the girls have cochlea implanted, had tried to hide it with hair and disliked their teacher using sign language to tell the contents of the lecture in the morning assembly.

However, while learning more about deafness and continuing practice of pronunciation, the girls came to accept their disability.


Japanese source:
http://ryukyushimpo.jp/news/storyid-204488-storytopic-5.html

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