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The author summarizes a forum on how to promote language in Deaf children. He acknowledges there are many options for helping Deaf children learn. These include sign language, hearing aids or cochlear implants, deaf schools or mainstream schools, and more. The author argues that the most important thing is that Deaf children need Deaf adults. Deaf children need Deaf adults as role models and as professionals working with them. And parents need to know and talk with Deaf adults so they can learn perspectives that only a Deaf person can share.

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