Sometimes, there are special perks that we all have in life. Here's one for me, I am attending school to become an esthetician . It just happens that I'm the only deaf student in my class. They usually would have up to 4 students in the class. I feel very fortunate to be the only facial specialty student because it gave me an opportunity to be able to have more of one on one teaching that allows me to have the most focus on my learning along with an interpreter and there is also less confusions as well. In addition, I have a lot of time to myself. Thats a nice perk!
Learning has been quite a huge challenge, putting an extra effort in my work and communication plays a huge part of my course. I'm encouraged and challenged to find the best communication method that works. I will need to use it and prepare myself for the reality when I have my real job as an esthetician where I will be working on the hearing clients along with the deaf people. I have been using body languages, gestures and my cell phone to correspond with my clients. It worked out very well with no difficulties or complaints. I have received positive feedbacks and recognizability in my deafness. They begin to ask me to teach them sign languages. I do not see that I will have any problems with my future. I feel that I will succeed at my another goal once again! ~Never give up your dreams~
Life of a Deaf Socialite
Hi, My name is Ann Marie. I was born on May 3, 1975. I was raised in Indiana. I attended Indiana School For The Deaf from 1979 to 1989. I have grown