Language Education for Deaf Children

JG Kyle

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    Abstract

    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 contributionLanguage Education for Deaf Children
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition
    EditorsK Brown
    PublisherAmsterdam:Elsevier
    Pages411 - 414
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0080442994
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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