8 Year old Deaf Storyteller in Video
Written by Bug
Should Deaf children be taught American Sign Language? Would you like to communicate with your child before they can talk? Do you want to increase your child’s reading and language abilities? Learning to read and write English takes years, much patience and practice for young children. But they effortlessly use their hands for comfort, communication and acquiring information from birth. Parents should introduce Deaf children to language as early as possible. The earlier any child is exposed to and begins to acquire language. Research suggests that the first six months are the most crucial to a child’s development of language skills.
See the video of 8 year old Illionis Deaf girl (see below), she learned to sign at 10 months old. Her name is Jennida. She is in 2nd grade. Her family is Deaf too. She learned about ASL poetry this year. She is very eager to add more and more. Her ASL expression is getting bigger and more expertly. Her favorite book is “The Rough-Face girl” by David Shannon.. Her favorite TV channel is animal planet. Jennida would like to share her classifier ABC story for you to enjoy.