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Bilingual English/ASL education helps Deaf students learn

The study examines whether a bilingual English/ASL education helps Deaf students learn and do well in school.
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This article describes a study that examines whether a bilingual English/ASL education helps Deaf students learn. The students in the study learned both English and American Sign Language (ASL). The study followed their growing academic skills through a few years of school. It found that a bilingual approach to education helped Deaf students do better in school. Students in a bilingual English/ASL program improved in both reading and math skills.

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