Please allow me to borrow the passage from Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf and change some of the wordings to make it more fitting for United States:
"The goal is to allow families to take advantage of many services in the community which support the bilingual nurturance of their child's development. ASL classes should be made available at schools for the Deaf, Universities (unquote: there has been an increase of 400% offering ASL classes in U.S.) and through technology.
*A qualified Deaf ASL instructor may be hired by the family for personal instruction and paid by the federal government.
*When a family from another country immigrates to United States, English as a second language instruction classes are subsidized by the federal government for both children and adults. They have a right to have English language instruction available to them and to communicate in U.S. with depth and ease. Similarly, parents of a Deaf child whose most accessible language is ASL, have a right to communicate with depth and ease with their child. ASL classes ought to be subsidized for these families.
*Families can contact their local clubs to consider subsidizing ASL classes.
*Families can also hire a Deaf baby-sitter to provide a good language model for their child at a young age and to be a natural role model for the child and his/her family. Families must be sure to check out references as is true for any baby-sitting situation.
*Families are encouraged and welcome to participate in activities that include other Deaf children and Deaf adults. Examples are sports events, parties, ASL storytelling nights, summer camp and the many other Deaf community events.
* Families and residence are also key in providing a literature rich home environment. Access to much ASL Storytelling is critical and can be achieved by borrowing ASL storytelling videotapes from provincial resource services library, and perhaps your local library and purchasing ASL videotapes from Dawn Sign Press, Harris Company, Butte Publication and much more and by going frequently to Deaf community events."
The main problem is that there is a wall between parents of Deaf CI children and the Deaf community. Too often, hearing parents of Deaf children have not gotten to meet a Deaf professional and the community and that they are clueless about what the Deaf community is all about. I am not talking about meeting them at one time but frequently enough to understand the realm of "Deaf Life". I am not blaming the parents for not having these opportunities but the doctors, audiologists, and early interventionists who did not give them this kind of guidance are to be responsible.
As for hearing parents who sign to their Deaf children, I have seen similar resemblance to those who are from Deaf parents. I have seen it happening in some of my classes whose parents are strongly involved in their lives and sign with them. There are parents who have developed ASL fluently as long as there is service in their location that provides tremendous support. The problem today is that there is a lack of ASL therapy services but that will change someday since awareness is highly raised thanks to Deaf Bilingual Coalition, CAEBER, Shared Reading Project from Gallaudet University and people who cared.
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