What are the advantages of early exposure to sign language?
Some educators and other professionals who work with deaf children believe that the simultaneous acquisition of a signed and spoken language is confusing for an infant.
Others in the field hold the view that not only is simultaneous language acquisition not confusing, but the process of learning two languages at the same time is also beneficial for the process of acquiring both.
Review research on language acquisition with a particular focus on simultaneous acquisition of signed and spoken languages.
What are the advantages of early exposure to sign language? Review the literature and arguments on early exposure to both spoken and sign language.