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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Nyle Is Not The One Spreading Myths...

The president of AGB accused Nyle DiMarco of spreading myths about the benefits of learning a sign language. Ironically, AGB’s letter included claims that are not research-based. 
The majority of deaf children with cochlear implants do not achieve “listening and spoken language” skills similar to hearing peers (e.g., Lund, 2015). Children with cochlear implants who learn a sign language actually develop better speech skills than those who do not learn a sign language (e.g., Davidson et al., 2014; Hassanzadeh, 2012). 
AGB was wrong that “the window for a deaf child to acquire listening and spoke...
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