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How do children of deaf parents learn how to talk?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Jun. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • I think it's a valid question, but of course their parents put them out in the world. They inevitably grow up learning sign language and have a great skill in adulthood.

    Answer by lowencope at 12:02 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • From grandparents,aunts,cousins,etc. they usually don't live sequestered lives you know!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:53 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • I knew some children who had deaf parents. I think they learned from being around family people at church and they also went to daycare.


    Answer by Brandi300 at 11:53 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • we have a friend with 2 deaf parents... he still went to school, church etc... plus at my husband's work there is a playdate for hearing children of deaf parents

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 11:54 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Some deaf people can talk too. Not all are 100% deaf.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:56 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • you think they are kept at home and isolated from the world? LOL. They have relatives and friends and kids' shows on TV and I'm sure they have no problem learning to speak. I would think that would be obvious!

    Answer by gertie41 at 11:58 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • There is a little girl in my Sunday School class who has parents who are deaf and she talks very well. My guess is that she learned to speak from other family members and friends.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 12:31 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Oh gee, I don't know. Maybe by being around people besides their parents.

    Answer by BaisMom at 2:09 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

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