Next Wave- Schuster
3:20 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Kathleen Schuster- Bilingual Hands

Learning English to get by is challenging for many adult immigrants. At least at home, they can use whatever language they want to---that is, unless their kids refuse to speak anything but English. Many immigrant families deal with this language-problem daily and find a compromise. But what if they have child who is deaf or has hearing loss? As part of WUOT’s Next Wave Radio Project, Kathleen Schuster reports on how one local Hispanic family has balanced not two, but three languages.