Ghana: Sign language could better parent-child communication

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Feb 23 20:14:03 UTC 2009

 Forwarded From:  edling at

Joy Online

Sign language could better parent-child communication

Mr Felix Kumedzro, Central Regional Director of the Department of
Social Welfare on Friday, urged parents with deaf and dumb children to
endeavour to learn the sign language skills to enable their wards to
share their "deepest thoughts and concerns with them".

He said research conducted among hearing impaired children indicated
that due to parents' lack of sign language skills, communication
between them and their relatives at home does not encourage fruitful
interaction and learning.

Mr Kumedzro made the appeal when he addressed a workshop for children
with hearing impairment and their families at Cape Coast.

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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