Hi! My name is Brent Burns, and I work as a Language Support
Specialist for Deaf Student Services at Texas State Technical
College-Waco (TSTC). I have worked at TSTC for six years (1983-1988
and 1993-present) Between 1988-1993, I worked as a Communication
Specialist in the Mental Health Unit for Deaf People (a psychiatric
ward for deaf patients) at Westborough (Mass.) State Hospital.
I am currently teaching remedial Reading and English to our deaf
students. In the fall, I will be teaching Study Skills with the
addition of Reading and English classes.
Now, I want to focus a little about my family. My wife, Barbara is
deaf; however, she lost her hearing when she was 11 years old. She
has two part-time jobs: Service Provider for Central Texas Council
for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired and Activities Coordinator at a local
church's Parents Day Out program. We have two adopted children,
Rachel (6 1/2 years old; hard of hearing) and Jordan (3 years old;
hearing). We got our children from Bogota, Colombia. I was born deaf
and have used American Sign Language all my life.
I will keep on lurking on this discussion group until I am ready to
participate in some discussions.
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