A letter I wrote to The Sunday Times in response to the article ‘I was worse than a Tiger Mum’ that appeared on July 13th, was published today. I hope that this will open the minds of Singaporeans especially parents and educators to the fact that an oral approach to deaf education doesn’t work for every deaf child. May this article also help others to realise that embracing sign language and Deaf culture is a beautiful thing in and of itself.
There is also an online version of the article. The link is: http://yourhealth.asiaone.com/content/no-one-size-fits-all-approach-education-deaf-children
Many thanks to Alvan Yap the deputy director of the Singapore Association of the Deaf for the link.
My heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation go to the Singapore Deaf community and many others for their positive feedback. 🙂