A Study of the Cleary Oral School, a Private Boarding and Day School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, 1930-1950
The writer's interest in his subject springs from two sources; First, it was my happy privilege a few years back to study lip-reading at the Cleary Oral School at a time when I found it increasingly difficult to continue to meet the demands of attendance and participation in a normal school because of a hearing loss. My school work started to fall short of par and I was becoming self-conscious and anxious. Having surmised my difficulty, my parents arranged for me to attend the Cleary Oral School for training in lip-reading. The understanding, kindness and encouragement of the Cleary sisters made me one of their most ardent admirers. The fact that I was helped at an early age prevented any major loss in school, companions or maturity. Secondly, all will agree the family is the most secure and an essential unit of man's life. Do we not often wonder what life would be like without our dear ones; how concerned and unhappy we become when illness or misfortune befalls any one of them. We share one another's happiness, misfortunes and stand united when attacked by forces outside the home.
Individual & family studies|Special education|Social work
Gannon, Charles Edward, "A Study of the Cleary Oral School, a Private Boarding and Day School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, 1930-1950" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509548.