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