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