ERIC Number: ED203572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Applying Bilingual Models in Classrooms for the Hearing Impaired.
The author examines the use of oral bilingual models in programs for the hearing impaired, contending that the native language of a hearing impaired child of hearing parents is frequently sign language. It is suggested that classrooms for the hearing impaired could combine numerous languages (Signed English, Signing Exact English, and American Sign Language) and modes according to models of monoliterate and partial bilingualism. It is also pointed out that a native or near native signing staff would be necessary if such a model were adopted. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism (4th, El Paso/Juarez, November, 1980).