PARENTING AND DEAF CHILDREN

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I always knew that language acquisition for deaf children was crucial at earlier ages, but since becoming a parent of a deaf child, the significance of this is even stronger. All deaf babies need to experience language acquisition naturally with full access in order to develop solid language skills that are age-appropriate at the very minimum. For children to reach kindergarten ready to learn, language acquisition monitoring is crucial, of course, but the $64,000 question for parents is:  how do we ensure that language is accessible and natural?

Research supports the fact that sign language helps deaf babies acquire spoken language. That’s why, for me, it is so important to provide deaf babies with signed language even if parents want their deaf babies to have spoken language.

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