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Bilingual-Bimodal (BiBi) or Bilingual-Bimodal-Bicultural (BiBiBi)

The Bilingual-Bimodal (BiBi) or Bilingual-Bimodal-Bicultural (BiBiBi) opportunity supports being able to use two different languages successfully. In this case, at least one language would be American Sign Language (ASL). Children also learn written and (to a greater or lesser extent depending on the child’s level of hearing) spoken English plus any additional languages spoken at home, later. Parents will need to develop a good level of ASL to help create a good bilingual

environment at home. Underpinning the Bilingual-Bimodal approach is a philosophy that sees Deafness as a positive identity and culture.