Should Deaf Children With Hearing Parents Learn A Sign Language?
The short answer is: both.
Experts will tell you that learning several languages - including a sign language - is more beneficial than learning just one.
"There are no risks to learning sign language along with spoken language, but there are well-defined benefits," said John D. Lantos, M.D., director of the Children's Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center. "For parents and families who are willing and able, this approach seems to be clearly preferable to an approach that focuses solely on oral communication."
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