Gov. Perdue Signs Deaf Child Bill of Rights Act (WCTV Tallahassee)
Gov. Perdue Signs Deaf Child Bill of Rights Act
Reporter: Erica Green
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Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed a bill allowing students to use any form of communication they’re comfortable with, whether it’s sign language, oral, or visual clues.
Some educators feel the bill encourages student interaction.
“Some of those kids can talk very limited right now. They can talk to our deaf students who can sign and if we continue that at middle school and high school level we’ll have more student population that can communicate using sign language,” said Jennifer Beal-Alvarez, a teacher for hearing impaired and deaf students at Valdosta City Schools.
Schools in Valdosta already have a program with a teacher who is certified in American Sign Language, they also use ASL interpreters in certain classrooms.