WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Language acquisition for deaf children in early years can have a profound impact on life outcomes.
When he was in elementary school, one of the most isolating parts of Chris Soukup’s school day was when announcements crackled over the school intercom. Soukup couldn’t hear them. He also couldn’t hear the rustling of papers or the shrieking of students before lunchtime. It was lonely being the only deaf student at Christ the King Elementary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the 1980s.
Published by Jason Knapp
A freelance interpreter and translator for Spanish with over 25 years of full-time volunteer experience who has been working professionally since 2015. He is a member of the American Translators Association and is certified by the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio for work in court and legal settings and by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters for work in healthcare settings. Based in the Louisville, Kentucky area, he continues to actively volunteer to serve the Latino community in Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
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