Thursday, September 27, 2012

Study: Early Sign Helps Implant Users

A new study finds "encouraging deaf children to communicate in sign language from a very early age, before cochlear implantation, appears to improve their ability to learn spoken language after cochlear implantation." Researchers out of Iran compared the spoken language progress of cochlear-implanted children with deaf parents to deaf children with "normal-hearing parents." They found the second-generation deaf children (the deaf children of deaf parents) exceeded the deaf children with hearing parents. Read more here.