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According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.
A new, free online app for learning South African Sign Language called FingerTalk launched in 2015 with a dictionary and interactive quizzes.
Deaf Argentine children learn to read through Argentinean Sign Language video books, with similar opportunities in Paraguay and Uruguay.
Find videos with ASL literature for children, including songs and rhymes, stories, and poetry in American Sign Language.
The study examines whether a bilingual English/ASL education helps Deaf students learn and do well in school.
In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.
First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.
Many deaf children experience language deprivation. Article summarizes the situation around the world, but with an emphasis on the U.S.
As a result of a project teaching sign language, some teachers and parents communicate better with deaf children in the country of Georgia.
The author explains why deaf children need early visual language and recommends using both signed and spoken language.
Author explains research on sign language for deaf children. Says all deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants.
Some teachers now view deaf students as a linguistic and cultural minority. They use a bilingual approach to teaching deaf children.
Deaf students want teachers to communicate in sign language and to teach them well. Watch them explain how in this 5-minute video.
Deaf students’ opinions on inclusive education in Northern Ireland and Sweden reveal that they are happier when schools use sign language.
In 2014, the TV show Unreported World produced a special episode about deaf Ugandans learning sign language for the first time.
The Deaf Unit in Cairo, Egypt teaches deaf primary school students. They also teache sign language to parents, families, and communities.
Teachers & others speak and sign simultaneously. But research confirms: deaf and hearing people receive different messages from “SimCom”.
The author of this article explains how early intervention services can support families in learning sign language.
Este artigo é sobre educação bilingue para surdos na província de Huíla-Lubango-Angola. (Em portuguesa e Língua de sinais de Angola)
This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.
When a child is born deaf, decisions can be overwhelming. The authors give guidance on how pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies.
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.
Deaf schools in Russia and the United States collaborate in a project improving literacy through software and sign language.
What language should schools use when teaching deaf students? The authors summarize the research about language policy in deaf education.
Research on Deaf children says that learning sign language early improves language skills and literacy. This summarizes 20 years of research.
Families in Austria are learning sign language together. Bilingual teachers play games and songs in German and Austrian Sign Language.
Comparing literacy skills among four groups of children in four countries helps conclude that learning signs early helps deaf children read.
The authors argue that state constitutions should protect a legal right to language for deaf children. Analyzes U.S. and international law.
Research listening to Deaf children and other stakeholders in Burundi found that they are deprived of both education and communication.
New technology helps teachers and parents develop their own Morocco Sign Language-supported educational materials.
This organization is for professionals who develop, manage, and coordinate bilingual early childhood programs using ASL and English.
Pamela Molina has seen change and progress for Deaf people in Chile. In particular, she sees hope for Deaf women in Chile. Watch her story.
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.
A project in Pakistan is helping teachers and parents learn Pakistan Sign Language for Deaf children in primary school.
A study in the Netherlands analyzed the reading skills of Deaf children who sign. Children with better signing skills had better reading skills.
Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) summarizes the situation of Rwanda deaf education in 2013 and has recommendations for improvement.
In Kenya, sign language is no longer just for Deaf children. They are trying sign language for everyone in 470 schools across the country.
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 ended his isolation and his severe language deprivation. A cochlear implant alone was not enough.
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
Colin Allen, president of the World Federation of the Deaf, speaks about the importance of sign language in Deaf education.
A project is teaching sign language to hearing children in Gaza. As a result, deaf children can more easily integrate with their peers.
Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.
Educators in Greece developed technology for teaching Greek Sign Language to deaf students in early primary school.
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 with adults at home and with other Deaf children in preschool.
The authors of this article argue that policies should promote sign language for all Deaf children, with or without cochlear implants.
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