Lanie is a year old, whose parents just found out she is deaf. They have just chosen ASL as her modality…
Lanie is sitting in her high chair with mom, Linda, who is feeding her. Linda is doing her best to push in as much language every day as she possibly can, but she’s learning ASL along with Lanie and has become very confused and frustrated with the difference in ASL’s grammatical structure. Linda wonders, How will we learn this language at the same rate Lanie is? Have we made the right choice?
Linda has been carrying a world of guilt on her shoulders. Asking herself constantly, How did I not know that my child was deaf? How did I miss this?