Overcoming The Impacts Of 'Language Deprivation' For Deaf KidsPlay
More than half of deaf children in the U.S. start the first day of preschool or kindergarten with a significant language delay. And it's because their parents either didn't use sign language, or didn't know enough, to communicate effectively with their children.
What impact does that language deprivation have on deaf children, and how can it be overcome? (You can watch this segment on Facebook.)
Bruce Bucci, coordinator of Deaf Studies at Boston University's Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, specializing in deaf students' achievement.
This segment aired on July 23, 2018.