Your deaf child can have it all! The NAD along with many national organizations and universities are here to support deaf children in receiving this gift.
Adam Stone explains that no matter what language a child is learning, be it spoken or signed, they will make mistakes. Here, Adam goes into detail about three common mistakes children make while learning a signed language, and rest assured, these are all part of the normal language acquisition process.
Start signing with your baby from day 1 and watch them flourish with language! They may cry and get frustrated but once they develop language there is no stopping them! Stay at it from day 1!
Jen Foundas learned her son William was deaf when he was 6 weeks old. As he has grown over the last five years, she, too, is studying American Sign Language. And the Foundas family aren’t alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
Being able to work well with the public is a common concern for employers of deaf individuals, but often, there are more challenges with their own team or coworkers instead. Scott Daily, a patrol sergeant from Erath County Sheriff’s Office, describes the trust he had to build to succeed.