Communicating with deaf children sets a challenge to those around them. Physically and cognitively able, they have developed a non-speech language which is suited to all visual interaction and knowledge creation. Unfortunately, this language is different from that of the majority community and usually different from the language of their parents. Schools have traditionally tried to redress the balance by teaching only speech. More recently, bilingual approaches have begun to be used in many countries with reported success in social and educational terms. The article considers the methods used and the factors involved in Deaf education.
|Translated title of the contribution||Language Education for Deaf Children|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition|
|Pages||411 - 414|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|