Discussion in 'Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants' started by posts from hell, Nov 24, 2010.
Very interesting .
Children who sign early on generally outperform those who do not sign during their early school years.
"Whether you use a hearing aid or a cochlear implant or are a native signer who uses ASL, they each have advantages," he says. "But by the time they're in college, all of that is washed out. Their experience has leveled it out."
"The mainstream as it exists now is not necessarily the best place for many deaf students. Sure, a kid doing OK in the mainstream will stay there. But he could be a star in another setting. The status quo is not good enough."
This is all proven research.. For #2 - it simply shows even if you have a CI/HA or are just deaf... You're as equal as the deaf when you hit college.
Do you see that it says:
" Early language skills-both American Sign Language and spoken language- correlate with reading ability, with no evidence that one is necessarily better than the other."
Yup. So why do you insist on the spoken language? ASL is as good.
Uhhhh, my daughter uses ASL....:roll: Where have you been?
The point is that EITHER language works, so why judge someone who choose one vs another?
I am not judging on language basis. I'm judging on the attitude that is being taken.
Then it wasn't aimed at you. There are plenty who disagree and say that ASL should be mandated and that spoken language alone should not be an option.
If it is aimed at another member of the deaf community, it's also aimed at me.
I'm saying that if the research shows that both languages work equally well, either language should be an option and no one should be judged for their decision.
I agree with that, however:
Did you see where it says deaf kids who sign outperform these who dont?
I think that is more important than debating which is better asl/english.
I am not here for "good enough"
I did find that interesting. (The bolded part.) I think I can say it applies to me too!
And no one here has ever said that ASL was a bad thing. (There are plenty who say that spoken languae damages kids.)
Does that mean you've got my daughter's back, too?
Of course. If someone is going to put things into a negative sense for her, I'm there to show the person the light.
The door'd be better.
*shrugs* We all know that there is nobody that said ASL was bad.. However the indicators are there that people think its better to ship their kids off to an oral school...
Which in all respect this research disproved.
Too many proofs as well.
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