For those that are hard of hearing and those who want to communicate with the deaf, we teach sign language. American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, natural language that has the same linguistic properties as spoken languages, with grammar that differs from English. ASL is expressed by movements of the hands and face. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing, and is used by many hearing people as well.
We believe in using a total communication approach for our patients. Sign language combined with verbalization are key success factors in language development.