Theories and Practices about Bilingualism on the Education of the Deaf

John Lawrence Luckner, Rashida Banerjee


Issues, challenges, and benefits of bilingualism have been frequently discussed in the literature for children who are hearing. This paper outlines the bilingual approaches for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Using this framework, we present issues and challenges to consider for transition from the first language in sign to reading and writing in a different language. Finally we present evidence based and promising strategies to assist professionals in supporting language and cognitive development for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Direitos autorais 2016 Revista Espaço

Revista Espaço 1990-2019 | INES - Instituto Nacional de Educação de Surdos

ISSN Impresso 0103-7668

ISSN Eletrônico 2525-6203