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.

This includes:

  • Deaf children
  • Hard of hearing children
  • Hearing children
  • Children benefiting from technological auditory and visual assistance.

Read the full article at ASDC – Website 2014 – Sign Language Use for Deaf Hard of Hearing and Hearing Babies Evidence Supports It