The Role of Sign Language for Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants
- Start date: 1 October 2005
- End date: 28 February 2006
- Funder: Nuffield Small grants scheme
- Primary investigator: Professor Ruth Swanwick
This project seeks to identify the role and benefits of sign language support for deaf children with cochlear implants, by examining good practice in sign bilingual settings.
As a pilot study, this project will identify key areas of policy and practice in sign bilingual schools and services. This will shape the methodology for a larger national study into the different ways in which sign language and spoken language are used in school to support the linguistic and social/emotional development of children with cochlear implants.