27 June 2013

Bilinguals Do It Better: Statistics on Language Acquisition of Signing vs. Non-Signing Children

Check out the head-start ASL bilingualism gave these children during a study at the California School for the Deaf. For more information about the importance of bilingualism, especially for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing children, here's some further reading: ASL FAQs, a basic overview of ASL-English bilingualism, an interview with mother of a daughter with a cochlear implant, applications of sign language and autism, and our guest post on the Lingua Greca translation blog

Or simply marvel at the stats below: a nine-month-old with 75 ways to express herself; pretty impressive!


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