Language acquisition for Deaf or Hearing children is critical to brain and social development. Whether learning English or ASL, language is important.
Hearing parents have the responsibility of choosing communication for their Deaf child. It can be intimidating, but most important is language access.
There are specific American Sign Language teacher requirements to look for when selecting an educator for any type of classroom setting.
Power position effects on educational interpretation not only negatively impact the learning process, but they also promote inappropriate Deaf social norms.