Chapters 1 and 2 are due Tuesday, December 4th!
All work that needs to be made up must be done NO LATER than THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th!!
We are currently working on the vocabulary words from Lifeprint.com — Lesson 12
DEAF LIKE ME COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Name, Date, Period
1. What four congenital defects are possible if a pregnant woman contracts German Measles during the first trimester of pregnancy?
2. What was Louise's greatest fear when she found out she was pregnant and possible exposed to German Measles?
3. What was the first symptom Louise had that indicated she may have been infected with German Measles?
4. What is another name for German Measles?
1. Lynn appeared "normal" until what holiday?
2. Explain the circumstances of that day that led to the discovery of Lynn's deafness.
3. How old was Lynn when her parents suspected she was deaf?
4. Thomas Spradley recalls a church service he attended as a child where he was introduced to sign language. He states, "Their facial expressions became silent gestures that kept time with their hands. It was difficult to separate their hands from their faces; they changed together in a kind of hidden rhythm," Facial expressions and body movements are the grammatical part of sign language similiar to hearing people's _________________________ when speaking.
1. How was Lynn "unofficially" diagnosed as deaf by her parents? Explain the experiment they used.
2. What did the Spradley's notice about Lynn's use of her voice when they realized she was deaf?
3. Tom realizes Lynn can't hear and makes the connection that without hearing it is difficult to ________________.
4. Dr. Bales referred the Spradley's to an ____________________ (ear specialist), Dr. Williams, who then sent the Spradleys to Children's Memorial Hospital to see an ______________________(hearing specialist).
1. The Spradley's travel to Southern California to the world famous _________________________Clinic.
2. Lynn is how old?
3. Lynn uses "_________________________" as a means of understanding what is being said to her.
4. The John Tracy Clinic recommends that her parents do what as the best means of communicating in order to make her a "normal" child?
1. "Residual hearing loss" means what?
2. Mrs. Spencer Tracy advocates that parents _____________ continually to their children and communicate by using ______________ and _______________ without "hand gestures." This method of communicating is called ______________.
3. The author states "without knowing it we had begun to speak with our _____________and ____________________." (p. 52)
4. Depending on gestures would call attention to Lynn's ____________________ and __________________ her into the world of the other deaf people who could not speak.
5. The Spradley's were determined that one day Lynn would ________________.
6. Deaf children, because they can't hear, lose the ability to ____________________.
1. Lynn craved _________________________as if to make up for her lack of hearing.
2. Lynn's world revolved around the ________________ of people. (p. 62 – 63).
3. Why did the Spradley's not want to treat Lynn as a deaf child but were determined that she should talk? (p. 63)
4. How does Lynn communicate what she wants and how she feels to her parents? (p. 68 – 69).
1. At the first Chicago Hearing Society meeting, how does the narrator of the movie characterize deaf people in society in contrast to other "disabled" individuals?
2. How is "deaf" defined by the movie narrator?
3. The special education teacher at the Chicago Hearing Society meeting states that a deaf child who communicates orally will be more ___________________ in life than one who communicates with gestures and scribbling notes.
4. The special education teacher states that "gestures" instead of oral communication causes children to develop a deaf personality." How does she describe a "deaf personality?"
1. The Spradley's ask a poignant question: How could the "matching game" prepare Lynn to speak and lip-read? What was the statement they read that answered their questions? (p. 90).
2. Deafness, according to Thomas Spradley, was an ___________________ handicap. What does that mean to you?
3. Lynn's "training" was preparing her for an "association" that "normal" childre take for granted. What was the association she would have to learn? (p. 90-91))
4. "And then she would learn to make those sounds even though she couldn't hear them." Analyzing Lynn's progress thus far in the story and your own knowledge of speech and deafness, do you believe it is easy to learn to speak when you can't hear the words? Why or why not?
5. Although the Spradley's were told repeatedly to use speech only to communicate with Lynn, what gestures or "sign language" did Lynn innately use to communicate?
6. The author makes the correlation between learning language and knowing language how? (p. 91 – 92).
7. After countless hours drilling the word "ball," Lynn is not able to distinguish by lip reading the word "ball" from "shoe" or "spoon." Thomas Spradley begins to doubt she has ever learned to lip read but instead, has"__________ ______ __________" in which they had spoken by "giving off a hundred other clues that helped her understand what we had said."
8. Lynn's deafness would not only make school difficult, but it could ______________ her from other children.
9. Deafness had often been confused with ____________________ _________________________. (p. 100).
10. An education for the deaf was often considered ___________________.
1. _________________________'s wife was deaf and had been one of his pupils.
2. The Spradley's fear for Lynn is that she will never _________________________. (p. 112).
3. True or False: Sounds measured in db sound the same with conductive hearing loss as sensory -neural hearing loss.
4. A conductive hearing loss magnifies the sound and the words are still ______________________. (p. 113).
5. Sensory-neural hearing loss sound is ____________ rather than amplified and becomes unintelligible.
6. Thomas Spradley equates not being able to speak with ___________________. (p. 116)