Featured Research: Getting the word in.

Deaf Studies researchers look for ways to prevent deaf children from being deprived of language.

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Today, ASL has been accepted as a full-fledged language with all of the complexity, structure, syntax, and storytelling found in spoken languages. Also, elementary and secondary school programs for the deaf teach and assess ASL proficiency using accepted measurement tools, some of which were developed at BU. But language deprivation remains a real problem for deaf children.

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