Michael's Story | Open Line (1983) - Episode 2


The Saint Joseph Institute for the Deaf, founded in 1837, prides itself in its auditory-oral philosophy; teaching its students how to lip read, in order to communicate with people in every day society. The St. Joseph School does not believe in teaching sign language, for sign language users are only limited to others who know how to communicate that way.

Michael Tecklenburg accompanies teacher Roseanne Siebert on a visit to the St. Joseph school, to reminisce of his time there.