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The Deaf Community Typically Developing
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American Sign Language is the primary language used by the more than 2 million deaf and hard of hearing people residing in the United States and Canada. This shared language is one of features that connect these individuals to one another and defines them members as part of a unique, cultural group.
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Bonding with a baby is one of the many amazing benefits reported by moms who sign with their little ones. Through eye contact and turn taking (an early form of reciprocity) before speech, there is an increased feeling of connectedness.
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Jennifer teaches sign language in preschools, elementary schools and high schools across Long Island. She also holds in-service workshops for parents, teachers and administrators about the many proven benefits of using sign language with children of all ages. She also conducts fun and interactive programs for parents and children at local libraries and other children’s venues.
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Giving children with special needs such as Autism and Down Syndrome a vehicle to communicate can greatly reduce frustration as they are able to express their wants and needs without the need for picture cards or technical devices. This linguistic autonomy also promotes positive feelings of self-esteem and connection to others.
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