Wednesday, January 25, 2006

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION: Deaf Teacher Wins National Certification

I try to educate my students about their disabilities and help them accept it. And most of all motivate them to succeed. I introduce to them names and success stories of people who are now thriving despite their special cases, like Tom Cruise who is Dyslexic, Michael Jordan who is with ADHD, Fantasia who cannot read, and others...but these people are now victorious in their chosen fields despite their challenges and difficulties.

Here's another exceptional teacher who's worthy of being emulated by special ed students...

Deaf Maryland educator wins national certification

Maya Yamada, who lost most of her hearing at the age of 6, earned National Board Certification last month for her work with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Prince George's County, Maryland. The Gallaudet University graduate says she knew she wanted to become a teacher as soon as she realized the deaf could teach the deaf. The Washington Post (free registration) (12/28)

*** Please see the right sidebar here for more of my National Board Certification candidacy chronicles.


BabyPink said...

wow! astig siya! ang galing-galing!:)

saludo ako sa mga katulad niya.:)

Mukesh Marwah said...

Good, but you have to motivate them with passionate engery in thinking in mind that you are the kid...

Just put shoes on ur ball and think as when i was kid and teacher is thinking i forget all things from my mind in next class this is not the purpose..and damn student will only learn my e-learning media...

means 2d animation or picture..

second option may be: create the difference and purpose should be solve...

third option: through game and kid will speak loudly and in friendly manner

fourth: create the film or picture make one story and tell them to play and if then can write the concept and film story then its okey

fifth: give me one photograph and tell them to write on this and read both skill will increase

more i will tell u soon as busy...

and thanks for passing comment on my blogs it interesting...feel to get same category on the roof

mukesh marwah

Tech Support said...

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Great blog…keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous said...

Liz here again, from Liz from I Speak of Dreams.

My daughter is dyslexic, but has never been in special ed. Why? We caught it early enough (first week of second grade, when her teacher called to say that her grasp of phoneme-grapheme relations was ZERO). She had remediation and support, she could be in a regular classroom. (That is, we had sufficient $$ as a family to get O-G tutoring and an intensive Lindamood-Bell program.) She is at a college-prep high school with a strong B average, and plans to be a history teacher.

The things I wish we'd done differently? More intensive intervention earlier (like 5 hours of Slingerland a week rather than 2, or Wilson or something). Signing her up for Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic earlier. Figuring out how the dyslexia had an adverse impact on math skills earlier (she needs to overlearn math facts for automaticity).

Your dyslexic students might enjoy the series I've done on high-achieving dyslexics. A portal is here:

High Achieving Dyslexics

Big Dave T said...

I'm not sure where this fits in with the discussion, but I used to work for a clinic that could give hearing to the formerly deaf through a cochlear implant. One barrier we encountered in persuading the deaf to go ahead with the surgery was oftentimes the deaf culture. People felt that those who lived all their lives deaf, and with deaf people, should not abandon their culture and join the hearing.

actonbell said...

The previous comment reminds me that I once saw a documentary called "Sound and Fury" about cochlear implants, and how this worked best if done before a certain age. As Big Dave stated, there was controvery over whether or not the child would become lost to the deaf culture. It was very interesting!
Congrats to Maya Yamada:)


BABYPINK, Sana tularan sya ng marami pang mga guro, kung kaya nya kaya din natin, di ba? *wink

MUKESH MARWAH, Thanks for the teaching strategies you gave away here, looking forward for more *smile


TECH SUPPORT, is that what they call videocasting? I've been trying to do that for sometime now and is successful with videocasting in blog-city because it supports both podcasting and videocasting. What website do I have to get the HTML codes when I convert the video to a file document?

LIZ (anonymous),it seems that your child is successful overcoming her challenges being dyslexic, she is very lucky to have a mom like you who educates herself and advocates for dyslexia. I will chewck out the links you put here.


BIG DAVE T, Some people want to be diferent and that's what make them stand. I guess it's important that we pursue our happiness and satisfaction and not what is expected of us by the society, especially if it makes us a better and a self-fulfilled person *smile.

ACTONBELL,it's always difficult to break the norm and what is expected of the person, not only with the deaf but with all of us who's part of a society. Was there a part in the documentary where they asked the child if he would prefer to be deaf forever, or would he join the hearing population? Oh, I should watch this documentary, it intrigues me...

Fred said...

Congrats to Maya Yamada! I'm interested in the comments above (especially since they're my blog friends) about the subject.

I'm going to have to look for links to this story. I'm sure it's a fascinating read.

Owen FV said...

a very inspirational one!

truly, if there's a will, there are definitely ways.

i salute people like this teacher. and i salute all teachers!

Sue said...

I am a professor who is involved in teacher preparation of special educators. I applaude you for your desire to educate your students about their disabilities.

I have found over the past 30 years that I've been in special education, that teachers sometimes fail to help their students with disABILITIES be self-advocates. Rather, the teachers want to gloss over the student's difficulties, and provide lots of encouragement. "You can do it." "If you try to do it, you'll make it."

On the other hand, if we can show all individuals, that all of us have strengths and weaknesses. Not everyone can make a pie crust. I certainly can't. Not everyone can play the piano. But everyone has somethink to offer the world. When we help students understand themselves and see their strengths, and their weaknesses, we empower them to be successful.

Maya, you are to be commended for doing just that. We need teachers like you.


I found this in one of the entries by Sue in her blog " Catty Trails":

"A blog worth looking at is Special Education Teacher in Washington, D.C. What struck me first was the new posting about a deaf educator who has earned her National Board Certification. For those of you who don't know, this certification is equivalent to being Board Certified in the Medical World. It's a big deal. (I am not board certified). And this is not the only positive posting. There are many others. There are also postings related to bilingual education, technology, and talking to one's child about the better things of life.

It appears that this blog may provide special education teachers with an outlet to celebrate the victorys we have when working with our children, as well as create a sense of enjoyment in knowing that we belong to a wonderful discipline. This was fun--and it is a blog I will return to over and over."

Promethean Planet


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