Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) activities beginning at the birth hearing screening and culminating in early intervention have positively impacted outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families in the United States and worldwide.
How Do You Sign, “Venti Berry Hibiscus Refresher”?
Well, you better get working on your signing skills for that favorite drink of yours. Then take the Red Line on the DC metro to the Union Station, do not walk toward the Capitol, but go the other way towards 6th and H streets. There, in the very near future, you will find a Starbucks store to practice your newly polished signing skills.
Is it Beneficial for Deaf Children to Learn Sign Language?
A researcher at the University of Connecticut, Marie Coppola, recently received a National Science Foundation grant "to study the impact of early language experiences—whether spoken or signed—on how children learn." She theorizes that the difference in success is not a matter of whether the language is spoken or signed but rather if the access to any language is early or late.
Two University of Washington (UW) undergraduates have recently (April 2016) won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language into text or speech. The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is a nationwide search for the most innovative undergraduate and graduate students.