“Whether parents choose sign language, speech facilitated by implants or some combination, deaf children are exposed to language earlier than ever”
A key message in this 4-page piece is, language is the vital focus for deaf children and can be acquired in different ways. One view is that “listening and speaking are partners to reading and writing”, with growing proof to this end.
NOTE: Two posts here, validate the link between listening, speaking and reading ability:
- Home-Work With Children Who Have Hearing Loss
- Deaf Preschoolers’ Literacy Benefits From E-Books
- UK School Uses PSPs To Teach Deaf Children Literacy
- Parent Involvement In Child Education Is Essential
- Everyday Language Practice With Deaf Children