Why does inclusion often neglect the needs of deaf students?

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The binary logic of using either spoken or signed language, instead of a more inclusive practice with both languages, has caused generations of harm to deaf people. The Los Angeles Unified School District recently passed a new policy that is a model for enhancing brain, language, and socio-emotional development of all deaf students. Roberta J. Cordano, president of Gallaudet University, underscores why this kind of policy is essential for addressing the isolation deaf students feel in school environments.

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