Title

Language Acquisition for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Date

5-28-2015 8:55 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 9:10 AM

Location

Education (ED) 217

Department

Deaf Studies and Professional Studies

Session Chair

Mike Olivier

Session Title

Topics in American Sign Language, Interpreting, and Mental Health (conducted in ASL- no interpretation)

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Olivier

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Language acquisition among deaf children is a hot topic among deaf educators and linguists. Some believe a mainstream environment allows deaf children to acquire two languages simultaneously, English and American Sign Language (ASL); while others believe a institute is more beneficial for deaf children. Through the published works of linguists, a neuroscientist, and a deaf person; Aymee Narvaez was able to pull together information about language acquisition in children and hypothesizes that deaf children would benefit more from a institute than a mainstream school. This project only touches the surface and could be the start for a bigger study later.

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Language Acquisition for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Education (ED) 217

Language acquisition among deaf children is a hot topic among deaf educators and linguists. Some believe a mainstream environment allows deaf children to acquire two languages simultaneously, English and American Sign Language (ASL); while others believe a institute is more beneficial for deaf children. Through the published works of linguists, a neuroscientist, and a deaf person; Aymee Narvaez was able to pull together information about language acquisition in children and hypothesizes that deaf children would benefit more from a institute than a mainstream school. This project only touches the surface and could be the start for a bigger study later.