ASL Development in Deaf Children

SED DE 575

The first in a two-part sequence designed to develop an understanding of language development in deaf children. Topics include acquisition of ASL, the effect of delayed language exposure on later development, visual attention, bilingual language development, the relationship between language and cognitive skills, and the development of meta-linguistic awareness. The focus is on major theories and research findings, as well as how to apply these findings in designing classroom instruction for deaf children from a range of backgrounds.

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