Raising and Educating a Deaf Child

International experts answer your questions about the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by the parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Question from J.B., Florida

What is the best way to teach a child who is deaf to attend to sign?

Question from J.B., Florida. Posted October 11, 2016.
Response from Marc Marschark - NTID

There are a number of strategies that deaf parents and teachers use to ensure that deaf children attend to (signed) communication and maintain that attention. You can find a description of some of these strategies in a recent posting on the Raising and Educating Deaf Children website.