TEDI 2 Week 2 - Interview: Facilitating Development in the Deaf Pre-schooler

In this very educative and interesting video, Odette Swift interviews Jeannette Hile, on the development of the deaf pre-schooler. Jeannette describes how children generally develop and stresses the importance of communication for children who are deaf and the consequences of not acquiring language and communication skills early. She lists some tips for teachers of pre-schoolers. Sharing her experiences of working with families of deaf children, she calls on parents to exercise a lot of patience with their deaf children. This video lecture 5/11 of week 2 of the course: Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher.