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  • janice on April 13, 2010

    Debra Nussbaum, audiologist and Coordinator at the Cochlear Implant Education Center at Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University, wrote an article regarding the importance of sign language for children who have cochlear implants.  The article, entited "Your Child has a Cochlear Implant: Why Include Sign Language?" is a must-read for all parents who are considering an implant for their child or whose child has already had the surgery.

  • janice on April 9, 2010

    An interesting article was published in the Spring 2010 Exceptional Family magazine, Volume 5, No. 3.  The article is in pdf here.  Well worth reading.  Especially worth thinking about...

    We thank the editor of Exceptional Family magazine for publishing this article.


  • janice on October 16, 2009

    Supalla, Samuel J. (1992). The Book of Name Signs: Naming in American Sign Language.  Dawn Sign Press, San Diego, CA.

    Name signs are a special and valued aspect of Deaf culture.  Parents often ask us about name signs for their deaf child.  At DCS, we respect the tradition of having a Deaf person assign a name sign, but name signs should not be given quickly or without consideration of the "rules" for assignment.

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