Teachers of the deaf are usually tasked with developing their pupils’ English. The deaf preschoolers in this story are bilingual both in spoken English, and in their spoken family language at home (not every household uses English).
This teacher runs a preschool whose pupils learn language and social skills before moving to mainstream school with a visiting teacher. As she says, “I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than hearing a deaf child sing.”
The basic factors here, are
- Early detection of hearing issues
- Hearing-devices worn
- Early language intervention
- A whole-family approach
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