The Impact of Early Visual Language Experience on Visual Attention and Visual Sign Phonology Processing In Young Deaf Emergent Readers Using Early-Reading Apps

The Impact of Early Visual Language Experience on Visual Attention and Visual Sign Phonology Processing In Young Deaf Emergent Readers Using Early-Reading Apps

Question: Do differences in early life visual language experience impact visual attention and allocation in the young emergent deaf reader?

Goal: Provide insight into when (at what age) young deaf children are best exposed to signed languages so as to promote dual language mastery, and, especially, enhancements to English reading acquisition. All findings will provide new research-based knowledge for the optimal design of e-literacy and avatar translational learning and reading tools.