Communicating and language approaches :
ASL/English bilingual approaches (two languages), includes bimodal bilingual approaches, and monolingual approaches (one language).
The bilingual approach includes the ASL/English bilingual program.
This approaches uses ASL as the language of instruction and teaches English as a second language.
The bimodal bilingual: focuses on the acquisition and use of a visual language and a spoken language.
It supports the child’s early acquisition through vision and also stimulates the child’s audition through the cochlear implant or hearing aid
Bimodalism provides the child with models for two languages— ASL and English.
Contact signing, the manual codes of English, Total Communication, and Simultaneous Communication are approaches that mix the structures of the two languages.
The monolingual approaches include singe spoken language
Speech is taught in bilingual approach by using language alone
Language deprivation not only causes delays in learning academic content, but also having weak language skills , which affects thinking, social and reading skills.