Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'langauge acquisition'

Deaf Brain: Auditory Regions Convert to a Sense of Touch

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers did some research on ferrets. They discovered that deaf ferrets re-routed the sense of touch into parts of the brain usually intended for hearing. This study is published in the Early Edition of...

DCSF Research Funding: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

The Department of Children, Schools and Families currently is open for expressions of interest for their Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Cost Effectiveness Research Programme. This is under their aim to "secure the wellbeing and health of children...

Do Gorilla's have their own language?

Some of you will be familiar with Koko, at The Gorilla Foundation, who was taught ASL along with Michael (who has now passed away). Koko's participation began in the early 1970s, and now knows more than over 1000 signs, and...

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