Societal responsibility and linguistic rights: the case of deaf children

Autor/a: ALLEN, Shannon; DELUCA, Doreen; JO NAPOLI, Donna
Año: 2007
Editorial: Journal of Research in Education Nº 17 (2007) pp. 41-53
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




If deaf people's linguistic needs are not met, deafness disables, potentially profoundly as to cognitive function, psychological well-being, and educational and economic possibilities. But if linguistic needs are met, deaf people can thrive within the larger hearing society. These needs should be met through linguistic models fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), regardless of whether the child also receives speech training and/or has a cochlear implant.