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Second Language Acquisition and Children with Visual and Hearing Impairments

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Second Language Acquisition and Children with Visual and Hearing Impairments
By Maria L. Muñoz, M.A., CCC-SLP; See/Hear Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 2000).
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

This article examines why it is often a greater challenge for children with a visual impairment or deafblindess to acquire a second language.  Specific suggestions for encouraging second language learning are included.