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"At the day care they watched the Lotte & Max DVDs with the children, and that's how they learned how to sign."
Van Kampen-Bolier Family
Learning sign language
Why is it important to start learning sign language before your child gets a CI?
Is it difficult for parents to learn sign language?
Can children learn sign language at school?
"When Guus was three years old we were taught sign language at home."
How can you learn sign language as a parent?
"We run into all kinds of situations where we're forced to use sign language. That's quite exciting."
"In Norway they offer sign language to babies at school."
"It was a blessing in disguise, since we wanted to learn a new language anyway, and we enjoy it."
Why is it important for children to learn sign language if they have a CI?
"Guus' first sign was MOMMY!"
"I think it's good, learning sign language from both a hearing and a deaf teacher."
"The best response is when people ask: could we join you for one of those sign language classes?"
"When family counseling started, we were taking sign language classes."
"I had to sign in public for the first time -- that was quite a big step."
How early should you start learning a (first) language?
"The sign language classes evolve alongside your child."
Why is it important that parents learn sign language too?
Why is the first year of life so important for language acquisition?
"I learn all kinds of signs from Guus."
How much language input is necessary for proper acquisition of a language?
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