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.
This video clip was submitted to IHP ASL Services who assessed two Deaf children’s use of ASL in a conversation about trapped mice. IHP ASL Consultants use a battery of ASL assessment tools while monitoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing children’s ASL language development.
Qualified IHP ASL consultants facilitate, motivate, and empower families to provide a language-rich environment for their child to acquire ASL. IHP ASL consultants also monitor the child and family’s ASL language learning progress using standardized outcome-based metrics. The language learning goals of the family are to be developed, revised, and updated regularly to meet the outcomes of the family’s Communication Development Plan. The provision of IHP ASL services is family-centered and coordinated with the rest of the Ontario Infant Hearing Program team.
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.
Brought to you by the Deaf Culture Centre and Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Book written by Linda McLaughlin and illustrated by Laura Walker.
This is a heartfelt story about a little penguin who is looking for a deaf friend to sign with. Guess who that would be?
This video aims to support families during routine times (play & meal times) with six different strategies for ASL development.
There is an array of educational ASL videos to enhance Deaf students’ language learning. It includes ASL storytelling, ASL grammatical units, ASL poetry, and many more. This is a property of Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual charter school located in Denver, Colorado.