Originally Posted by Lighthouse77
I guess that's due to being oralism for 32 years (so far) and no social life.
ASL should never be a sign of not intelligent enough to go to a good school. In fact, it should be available for advanced students. And being oralism should NEVER be the only way to get better education. Oralism should only work like foreign language if deaf choose to communicate people that way.
A person can not learn to be a fluent user without exposure to a language. Expecting a child to learn spoken language without access and opportunity is absurd.
It is the same with ASL. Would we expect a person to learn ASL in 20 minutes a week?