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Why sign language is vital for all deaf babies, regardless of cochlear implant plans

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When their newborn failed a hearing test, Quinn and Kai were distraught. Their pediatrician reassured them their baby was a candidate for a cochlear implant – an electronic device consisting of an external part worn behind the ear and an internal part surgically placed under the skin – that could partially restore hearing through electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve.

“We were told Casey would go to a mainstream school and learn to hear and talk just

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State argues in-school instruction is vital for students’ well being, teachers’ risk low

Two days of testimony wrapped up Thursday in a closely watched challenge to a statewide mandate that Florida schools reopen in August, with witnesses for Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran saying it is critical that children return to classrooms as soon as possible.

Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson is expected to issue a decision early next week in lawsuits filed by teachers unions challenging Corcoran’s July 6 order requiring schools to resume in-person instruction this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Miami-Dade and Broward county public schools are opening with remote learning only. Broward started classes Wednesday.

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