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All Children Benefit from Sign Language, Deaf or Hearing

According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.



App for Learning South African Sign Language

A new, free online app for learning South African Sign Language called FingerTalk launched in 2015 with a dictionary and interactive quizzes.



Argentinean Sign Language Video Books

Deaf Argentine children learn to read through Argentinean Sign Language video books, with similar opportunities in Paraguay and Uruguay.



ASL Literature for Children

Find videos with ASL literature for children, including songs and rhymes, stories, and poetry in American Sign Language.



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.



Communication access and an education

First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.



Deaf children and language deprivation: Common everywhere

Many deaf children experience language deprivation. Article summarizes the situation around the world, but with an emphasis on the U.S.



Deaf children need early visual language

The author explains why deaf children need early visual language and recommends using both signed and spoken language.



Deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants

Author explains research on sign language for deaf children. Says all deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants.



Deaf Students’ Opinions on Inclusive Education

Deaf students’ opinions on inclusive education in Northern Ireland and Sweden reveal that they are happier when schools use sign language.



Deaf Ugandans Learning Sign Language

In 2014, the TV show Unreported World produced a special episode about deaf Ugandans learning sign language for the first time.



Deaf Unit in Egypt: Deaf primary school students & families

The Deaf Unit in Cairo, Egypt teaches deaf primary school students. They also teache sign language to parents, families, and communities.



Educação bilingue para surdos na província de Huíla-Lubango-Angola

Este artigo é sobre educação bilingue para surdos na província de Huíla-Lubango-Angola. (Em portuguesa e Língua de sinais de Angola)



Good Education through Sign Language

This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.



How pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies

When a child is born deaf, decisions can be overwhelming. The authors give guidance on how pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies.



Important for deaf children to learn sign language

Watch teachers and parents explain why they believe it is important for deaf children to learn sign language. Vea a los maestros y padres explicar por qué creen que es importante que los niños sordos aprendan el Lengua de Señas.



Language Policy in Deaf Education

What language should schools use when teaching deaf students? The authors summarize the research about language policy in deaf education.



Learning sign language together

Families in Austria are learning sign language together. Bilingual teachers play games and songs in German and Austrian Sign Language.



Learning signs early helps deaf children read

Comparing literacy skills among four groups of children in four countries helps conclude that learning signs early helps deaf children read.



Legal Right to Language

The authors argue that state constitutions should protect a legal right to language for deaf children. Analyzes U.S. and international law.



Organization for bilingual early childhood education

This organization is for professionals who develop, manage, and coordinate bilingual early childhood programs using ASL and English.



Parents should learn sign language, says Canadian mother

A mother of a deaf girl in Canada believes other parents should learn sign language, too. She believes her whole family is happier with sign.



Reading skills of Deaf children who sign

A study in the Netherlands analyzed the reading skills of Deaf children who sign. Children with better signing skills had better reading skills.



Rwanda Deaf Education: RNUD Position Paper

Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) summarizes the situation of Rwanda deaf education in 2013 and has recommendations for improvement.



Sign Language for Everyone

In Kenya, sign language is no longer just for Deaf children. They are trying sign language for everyone in 470 schools across the country.



Sign language for parents in Netherlands and Canada

A program helps with sign language training for parents in the Netherlands and Canada. Parents learn via video interaction and home visits.



Sign language for Sam: The end of isolation

Sign language for Sam ended his isolation and his severe language deprivation. A cochlear implant alone was not enough.



Sign language in an early childhood education program

Watch teachers using sign language in an early childhood education program with young deaf and hard of hearing children. Observe a los maestros que usan Lengua de Señas en un programa de educación infantil con niños pequeños sordos



Sign Language in Deaf Education

Colin Allen, president of the World Federation of the Deaf, speaks about the importance of sign language in Deaf education.



Teaching sign language in Gaza

A project is teaching sign language to hearing children in Gaza. As a result, deaf children can more easily integrate with their peers.



Vietnamese Deaf Children Learn through Sign Language

This article describes a project in which Vietnamese Deaf children learn through sign language. Parents and teachers learn sign language.



Watch children aged 3 to 5 use American Sign Language

Watch children aged 3 to 5 use American Sign Language with adults at home and with other Deaf children in preschool.