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Deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants

Author explains research on sign language for deaf children. Says all deaf children need sign language, with or without cochlear implants.
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Do deaf children with cochlear implants need sign language. Many experts agree that the answer is: Yes, they do. The author summarizes what research says. They explain that cochlear implants do not give children perfect hearing. In other words, cochlear implants don’t guarantee children will speak or understand well. Early exposure to sign language ensures deaf children are able to communicate.

Author Klaudia Krammer published this article in the European Scientific Journal in 2013. This PDF file is a scanned image. As a result, it is not accessible for people using screen reading software.

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