Early exposure to language beneficial for deaf children

Early exposure to both sign and spoken language has been proven to maximise cognitive and linguistuic skills in deaf children.

Children who developed sign language skills from birth were found to have a better grammatical understanding of British Sign Language than those who had learned between the ages of 2 and 8.

Despite advances in hearing aid technology, the advantages of early sign language exposure remain clear.

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