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JUNKO: A family had a hard of hearing baby who was a few months old. The parents wanted the baby to learn American Sign Language (ASL), so they reached out to GLAD. The family started sessions with our Deaf Coach, meeting regularly. The baby started signing, without delay of communication or language growth. At the same time, the parents learned ASL too. Now the child is almost 2 years old, and the parents are relieved to see that their child gets a language, and is even superseding all of their language milestones.
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