Information and Resources for Parents and Educators

What the Research Says

The VL2 center publishes research briefs as a resource for educators and parents. These briefs gather information from the research on topics relevant to ASL-English bilingual education and visual language.

The goal of these research briefs is to provide parents with more information and resources, to inform the education community of VL2 (and other relevant) research findings, to summarize relevant scholarship, and, in the form of guides to evidence-based educational practices, to present information and recommendations that educators and parents can use when addressing the multifaceted challenges of educating deaf and hard of hearing children.

We now have eight research briefs on the importance of fingerspelling for reading, the advantages of early visual language, vision and deafness, reading research, eye gaze and joint attention, bimodal bilingualism for children with cochlear implants, the benefits of bilingualism, and ASL/English bilingual education.