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"They used to say signing would make you dumb."
Why is it important to start learning sign language before your child gets a CI?
"I had to sign in public for the first time -- that was quite a big step."
How much language input is necessary for proper acquisition of a language?
"It's vitally important that they're able to play with other deaf children."
Do we currently have an optimal form of bilingual education in the Netherlands?
"The CI's only break if it's raining heavily. But you can just walk in the rain with them."
Are there disadvantages to bilingual education for a child's general development?
"The first year was very busy, so many appointments. We barely had time to enjoy it."
How can parents create a bilingual environment at school?
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