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Setting Language in Motion:

Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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.

The Use of ASL to Support the Development of English and Literacy

Does American Sign Language (ASL) interfere with deaf students’ acquisition of English?


The Indiana School for the Deaf is the American SIgn Language and English bilingual educational environment where students belong, excel and thrive academically and socially. Below are resources with additional information on bilingual education. 

Dispelling Myths of Language Acquisition Webcast

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

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

Language Learning Through the Eye and Ear Webcast

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

Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University

Advances knowledge on how human higher cognition is realized through vision.

Maximizing Language Acquisition: ASL and Spoken English

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

Visual Language and Visual Learning: VL2

The VL2 center publishes research briefs as a resource for educators and parents.