Libby (Bernth) Oxenham, an alumni of Gallaudet-Class of 1994, and I are standing in front of the statue of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell on the campus of Gallaudet University, the only Deaf Liberal Arts University in the world. Libby is now an owner of a copy of Deaf Cinderella; she believes in bilingualism – spoken ASL, read and write. Just like Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet who believed the same thing, because he knew he couldn’t teach Alice best without foundation of literacy (speaking in ASL/SL, reading and writing). He brought a French Sign Language (LSF) speaking Deaf teacher, Laurent Clerc, to teach because he was fluent in literacy in LSF, reading and writing. The requirement for acquiring the art of teaching Deaf is to be fluent in ASL/SL first before teaching to read and write!
Thank you, Libby! It was SO good to see you again! Gallaudet University rocks! ♥️
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