Originally Posted by posts from hell
Speaking one language and signing the other language only causes confusion. Just take a look at Signed Exact English.
Matter of a fact, the person who came up with Signed Exact English lives here in this town. He uses ASL.
I respect your opinion based on what I have learned about your background and your knowledge and involvement in the deaf culture and I always appreciate what you have to say pfh :-). My opinion is based on watching a close friend and her husband (both deaf) raise their hearing children. From day one they spoke to their kids using their voices as well as ASL (not PSE). The kids are fluent in both languages and participate successfully in both worlds. If I had a deaf child I would probably follow their example.