Previous studies demonstrated a positive relationship between deaf children's ASL acquisition and their English literacy skills and the importance of parental language input. This study examined the role of mothers' ASL skill in the English literacy skills of their deaf children. Mothers and their deaf children in grades six through nine took the TGJASL-R. Correlations were performed to determine if a relationship exists between the mothers' ASL skill level, and the children's English literacy measured by the STAR test. No significant relationship was found; marginal significance was found between the students' ASL skill and their English literacy score.
Buchholz, S. M., Lachs, L., & Boudreault, P. (2019). The Effect of Mothers’ ASL Skill Level on the English Literacy of Their Deaf Children. JADARA, 45(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol45/iss1/4