Tiara V. Malloy wrote an exciting document that provides a clear argument favoring the use of sign language with all children regardless of their hearing status. This argument is based on three basic points:
- Early language learning experiences affect other areas of development and are critical to children’s future success.
- Sign language provides the earliest possible mode through which children can learn expressive language skills.
- All children can benefit from the use of sign language with no risk to other language skills.
- Deaf children
- Hard of hearing children
- Hearing children
- Children benefiting from technological auditory and visual assistance.