Latino students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing face big challenges in American schools, Fox News Latino reports.
At school they learn English and ASL, but deaf schools rarely teach Spanish and almost never teach a Spanish-based sign system like Mexican Sign Language. Deaf students from Spanish-speaking households may be least understood in their own homes.
Bregitt Jimenez is president of the Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association of the Metropolitan D.C. Area. “I’ve met so many Latino students and asked, 'Can you communicate with your family?' Across the board, it’s no,” Jimenez told Fox News Latino.
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