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  • Dec 05, 2011
  • 03:00 PM

Deaf mentors teach families with hearing-impaired children to use sign language

Sara Patterson / Memphis Commercial Appeal
About 95 percent of children born deaf have hearing parents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deborah Carrier, assistant director at DFLA of Memphis, said many hearing parents "are afraid they can't learn a second language." Mentoring from a non-hearing person helps bridge the divide between hearing parents and deaf children, she said.

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