The literature on the benefits and deficits of bilingualism is reviewed with an emphasis on sign/spoken bilingualism and on the population of deaf or hard of hearing children. Since there are a limited number of reports on sign/spoken bilingualism for these children, a research plan is outlined for a large study whose results could have a significant impact on oral education policy and spoken language development in deaf or hard of hearing children.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Language Development; Sign Language
Hearing impaired children; Bilingualism in children; Deaf children--Education
Uchanski, Rosalie M.
Farber, Stephanie, "Early exposure to both sign and spoken language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Might it help spoken language development?" (2016). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 736. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.