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Understanding how deaf children and adults learn sign language | RFTRW: S09E01

19 April 2021

Unpacking research on developmental language disorder and the abilities of children and adults to learn sign language.

Professor Chloe Marshall, Research for the Real World podcast

Chloë Marshall, Professor of Psychology, Language and Education

Professor Chloë Marshall drops into the Research for the Real World virtual studio to talk to Dr Sam Sims about her work focusing on language development in deaf children and in particular, sign language development.

We hear about the challenges in diagnosing developmental delays among deaf children, the creation of a toolkit to aid awareness for teachers and education professionals, the relationship between language acquisition and executive function, and the pandemic’s effect on deaf people in a time of mask-wearing.

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