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15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children now with Spanish translation

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Educators say that the most important 15 minutes a day is when parents read stories aloud with their child. Reading aloud with children helps encourage early literacy skills and provides a fun time for a parent and child to share together. The Clerc Center has conducted extensive research and developed the Shared Reading Project support materials for hearing parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, so that parents and their deaf child can enjoy reading together successfully using American Sign Language (ASL).

One of the research studies examined the best strategies deaf parents and deaf teachers use when reading to deaf or hard of hearing children. This study resulted in the development of the 15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children.

Now, it is available online in two ASL versions:

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