Originally Posted by faire_jour
So ignore the child's language needs at home? If the need ASL at school, they need it at home. I don't know if it isn't the case in other people's homes, but in ours, parents are the primary teachers for children their whole life. We do science experiments, go to the zoo, talk about the stars...etc.
Plus, if we say "no signing at home" wouldn't that make her think that we don't value ASL or that it is "lower" or somehow less important than spoken language? Is that what we should be teaching her??
I use both with my son. Use ASL with voice off and then sometimes use spoken English without signing. Can u do that? Not as an insult but just asking if u are able to do that?