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From:  Ronald Zapien
Date:  Sat Nov 4, 2000  9:34 pm
Subject:  Re: research about Deaf needing contact with Deaf

Thanks Valerie!

Another note, there is a special list specifically for parents of
cochlear implant kids too. I don't know the name off the bat though.
Sorry. Cheryl

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> On 11/2/00, Cheryl wrote:
> >If, however, you can successfully show these individuals that these
> >children are growing up in an information vacuum; that their
> >language skills are diminished because of lack of contact with
> >mature language models--you might get somewhere. The studies for
> >this kind of stuff are widely available vis-a-vis spoken language.
> >Off my soapbox...
> SignWriting List
> November 2, 2000
> But it was a well-written soapbox, Cheryl - That was a good message.
> Thanks for that. It only makes sense that children need to have good
> language role models...
> Your idea about joining the List for "Parents of Hard-of-Hearing or
> Deaf Children" is a good idea. If anyone needs information on how to
> join that List, write to me privately. I have that information.
> The Parent's List is also a good List to discuss the issues
> surrounding Cochlear Implants....since it is usually the parents who
> ultimately make those choices for their children...
> --
> Val ;-)
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> Valerie Sutton
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