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Difficulties that the Deaf Encounter Because of the Lack of Educational Material

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NHU Community Friend:
See this article written by a mother, grandmother, Carol Hill who has experienced raising her own children and grandchildren who are deaf. She is advocating to not only make literature and printed materials, videos more available to children who are deaf, but that children also require a way to see and feel the sounds of language in order to develop language and reading skills. To compensate for this inequality she developed a system of visual symbols and hand signs for the deaf called Visual Phonics. The program is further developed at the University of Ohio, Literacy and Learning Center. Carol continues to work on producing books for deaf children, with ASL sign language videos included. We look forward to sharing information on these books in the future. 
Copyright, 2010, Carol Hill, All Rights Reserved

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