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INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

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LATEST ENCOUNTERS

Language Deprivation

National Association of the Deaf

Open Letter to Families

Carta Abierta a las Familias

Reading SOS with Leala Holcomb, Ph.D., and Hannah Dostal, Ph.D.

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Focusing on Early Accessible Language with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Babies
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education

Early Intervention

Families

Motion Light Lab - Award-winning creative lab focusing on creating an equitable world.

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Recent research highlights significant cognitive, academic, and socio-cultural advantages of American Sign Language (ASL) education for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

EXPLORATIONS

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  • Foster an understanding of the importance of early language acquisition that supports robust linguistic competence and conceptual development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Webcast.

  • It is largely unknown what role listening will have on the path to learning language. Webcast in ASL.

  • The webcast addresses how deaf and hard of hearing babies acquire language and why one should sign with babies as early as possible. Webcast in ASL.

  • Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Empirical Article, "Spoken English Language Development Among Vative Signing Children with Cochlear Impants" by Kathryn Davidson, Diane Lillo-Martin, and Deborah Chen Pichler.

  • Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto debunked the myths and fears associated with early bilingual language exposure.

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