Originally Posted by shel90
Geez, people are so discriminating against ASL. Nothing new. They dont want to see how ASL has given Deaf children access to literacy, knowledge and so much more. They just see speech as being the primary goal.
Exactly. They are failing to see that being able to speak does not equate to language fluency. If it did, we would not be seeing deaf children with good oral skills but unable to sequence, to comprehend the written word, and the inability to create a grammatically correct English sentence.