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Deaf Education Classroom: A Case Study

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Shannon,
Great question and very complex to answer.
The deaf education field is very complex in nature because D/deaf students come into the academic setting with significant gaps in language acquisition and fluency in sign or spoken language (Marschark, Shaver, Nagle, & Newman, 2015) learning to map and write properly is extremely difficult unless they have a L1 as they begin school. To my knowledge this is not a huge push and depends on many factors of consideration. One factor that is considered is the issue of language exposure in sign or spoken. You see, 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents and the result of their hearing loss they have little to no access to language which impacts natural cognitive learning development. So with these significant gaps students have when they enter school it becomes difficult for them to learn sentence structure and proper writing techniques because the large population of these students are missing access to both direct and incidental communication. Even with the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other technological devices that assist in the ability to hear these are mechanical forms of listening devices that still do not provide students the full capability that hearing students have to access information, which are building blocks for developing the knowledge on sentence structure and proper writing techniques. Although deaf students who have deaf parents receive access to language from
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