Welcome to the VL2 Parent Toolkit resource database! VL2 Parent Resources is a database hosting a collection of tip sheets, research briefs, webcasts, tutorials and quick Web links. The Toolbox Web links* are topical collections of web resources compiled as easy-to-access central points of information for parents.
This article speaks to early exposure to sign language in addition to spoken language for all deaf children as the best way to maximize linguistic and cognitive skills.
This article describes several harms from the surgery of cochlear implants itself, and argues that, ethically speaking, a standard for success should be cochlear implants measured against hearing...
The ASL-PHABET is a series of symbols for writing words in American Sign Language (ASL). It represents the handshapes, locations and movements of signs.
This article explains the brain processes of deaf people, with and without sign language experience, and how they activate differently when they utilize sign language communication.
UC Berkeley linguistics lecturer Patrick Boudreault, who is deaf, explains that language is a fluid thing that's not just spoken. It's something universal that happens in our minds, whether it's...
This video explains what ASL is, and some common misconceptions about the language.
An article on the controversy about Deaf children learning sign language.
This website includes resources such as an ASL dictionary, tutorials, and information on Deaf culture and literature and art.
In this video, a 3-year-old girl signs the Deaf Folklore “Tree” Story.
This website has educational materials created, published, and distributed that are ASL-English bilingual-bicultural specific.
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