A Deaf Mother’s Perspective on Bilingual Education
By Beckie Perkins
I first learned about Cued Speech when I met with Amy Crumrine when she was working in Rochester, NY and we were living there at that time. She shared information with me on Cued Speech/cued English. I had that in my head for a while. I am Deaf myself and use ASL, and so my daughter’s home and first language was ASL. My daughter, Molly, first started attending the Intermediate School District 917 D/HH Program at Gideon Pond Elementary in Minnesota in first grade after first attending kindergarten at Metro Deaf School, a day program which uses ASL. I had first visited the program where it was explained how cued English using Cued Speech, as well as ASL, …
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