Location: Dripping Springs, United States
Date Certified: 24 Apr 2013
I am a deaf parent of four hearing children, two now in adulthood. My husband (also deaf) and I realized parenting as deaf adults seemed more challenging than parenting in general. We had to modify many common parenting styles to fit our needs to provide the best for our children.
I hold an Associate of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Austin Community College in Austin, Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. My interests are in public speaking, deaf awareness, deaf parents with hearing children, performing Christian music in sign language, sharing my testimony, and in jewelry production.
I work part-time for Texas Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side, a mentoring service for hearing parents with deaf children and for John Christian Jewelers/Carved Creations in jewelry production. I have taught Sunday School for Deaf adults, performed music in sign language at churches and concert events, and given workshops at national conferences, mainly focused on communication in the home.
Social Media is becoming an increasingly important connection between the deaf and hearing worlds and I am stepping up and taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and utilize all it offers.
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