Tag Archive: ASL

April 24th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments »

This is a letter to a particular person who I will not name: I would like to introduce myself first. I am Jessica’s older sister, Rachel, who was also born profoundly deaf and speaks and […]

March 28th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

After a whole lot of airport delays, I’m back from the Dominican Republic and excited to share with you all that I experienced about hearing loss in the developing world. First, some background.  It is […]

February 13th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

When a child is born, his brain is a wondrous organ, primed to learn language and make sense of the world.  Hearing or deaf, children are born with an auditory cortex and language centers in […]

February 8th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Morphemes are the smallest units of speech capable of conveying meaning.  Words like “dog” and “bark” are “free” morphemes, because they stand alone and have meaning.  Grammatical morphemes are tiny markers that can be added […]

August 2nd, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

A few months ago, I posted THIS asking for reader opinions and feedback on the subject of children with hearing loss and additional disabilities.  This spurred an independent learning project, and I promised to share […]

July 11th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

These articles are reposted from the reports I did for the AG Bell Convention 2010’s Official Blog.  I am reposting them here for readers who did not see them “live” during the Convention and so […]

March 17th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

We began our trip today at Centeno, a school for deaf children in Costa Rica that uses sign language. The school is just one department on the campus of the Center for Inclusive Education in […]

March 15th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , | 17 Comments »

This past quarter, I took an anthropology course called, Language, Culture and Society.  One of the core things that I’ve been learning about language itself is how people learn their language.  As I was reading […]