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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Nov 2, 2000  1:54 pm
Subject:  research about Deaf needing contact with Deaf

On 11/1/00, Ingvild Roald wrote:
>The Norwegian policy of giving the deaf children a right to a sign language
>education, is interpreted by the beuraucrats to mean that an interpeter in
>class and sign language instruction for the parent will fullfill the childs
>need for a signing environment, and fill the social and emotinal needs.We in
>the 'know' desperately need reseach or authoritaive statements to support
>our claim that Deaf children need to meet with other DEaf children and
>adults in order to develop to their full potential. Can any of you give me
>any leads? Ingvild <

SignWriting List
November 2, 2000

Dear SW List, and Ingvild!

Thanks for this message...I am concerned that we have become so
focused on learning how to use the SW Fingerspelling Fonts, that we
will forget your special request...

Is there anyone on the List who can help Ingvild?

Do you know of any research that shows that Deaf children need
contact with other Deaf children to be happy?

Val ;-)


Valerie Sutton

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