Christine O'Mahony: Reasonable Adjustments
Here Christine talks about what helped and what would have helped at school.
TranscriptSmall groups helped, being asked to think helped, instead of just being told what to do. Being treated like I’ve got a mind helped. A bit of respect, you know, not being yelled at or hit would have helped. People knowing about me being deaf would have been quite helpful at secondary school and a few reasonable adjustments, maybe a hearing loop and a hearing aid, and my mother’s attitude, my mother being told it’s, you know, there’s nothing wrong with being deaf. My mother knowing about the Social Model would have been really helpful.
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