yeah i do agree with bbaseballboy i was also raised with oral method but also taught english sign language before asl were fully developed. I am not very good with asl sign language currently and still using old english sign language. Again i dont socialize very much with deaf people since i graduated from high school. I do think it the best to teach your child asl very early but also oral as well cuz it will help them LOT as they grow up.
i also think it best for the child to grow up socializing around with deaf children but also with hearing children. I kinda of regretting not socialize lot out there after graduated high school cuz of the way my parents raised me. I dont even go out much during school years and stay home lot watch tv visit families but was mostly quiet during family visits all the time.
We shall bring Hell who ever confront us