Originally Posted by CSign
Do you have anything to back up your statement that the majority of deaf children born to hearing parents are failing?
If I'm understanding your last statement correctly, you are absolutely correct that the resources available for parents are very limited. I had some sign language classes offered when my son was a baby/toddler, but it didn't go past the basics. I had to seek out (and pay for) additional classes on my own to make sure I was able to provide my son with complete language, rather than just a few signs here and there.
It would be nice to figure out a way to get a network of people to work together to offer support, experiences, ideas, and an opportunity for those "hearing parents" (I'm really starting to hate that term. It continues to create a divide between people) to practice conversational signing so that they can be a good language model for their children.
I'll play very nicely here, csign and say this only once - and I will ask all the posters here not to attack you on this...
Yes. I have wayyy plenty of things to back me up on that.
Debate it OUTSIDE of this thread though, please.