Deaf children’s language rights
1) Explain the importance of receiving accessible language before the age
of 5 years old and the consequences if that scenario does not happen.
2) Provide recommendation on how professionals can advise the parents of
deaf infants/children about the language and education choices they should
make, with practical advice on what they should do.
3) Explain why having a cochlear implant/hearing aid and learning a sign
language are not mutually exclusive choices.
4) Provide arguments on the inadvisability of waiting to see how well a
child performs with a cochlear implant or hearing aid before learning a
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