CSCD at BU
The Center for the Study of Communication & the Deaf at Boston University aims to explore how Deaf children function as bilingual learners in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Our research is supported by grants from the Institute of Education Sciences, Office of Special Education Programs, and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our studies explore topics such as the acquisition of American Sign Language, the impact of ASL on the education of the Deaf child, and the developmental assessment that informs the practice of bilingual education in Deaf children. We have found that Deaf children using American Sign Language may be essential in the development of literacy skills in English as a second language.
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