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