24 month old deaf girl has conversation– Amazing (Video)

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This is a video of mother Lilli and daughter Ava, aged 24 months, having a conversation at the dinner table. They are both deaf and thus were able to sign from when Ava was born.

Sadly, many families are not getting the support they need to learn to communicate with their child, particularly those who want to learn sign language. Language is not a privilege, it is a right. If you’d like to help petition please go HERE and support the NDCS (National Deaf Children’s’ Society).

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  • spartan104fred

    MOAR OF THE MOM!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

  • etcrr

    Mom is a hottie and the daughter is crazy adorable and very smart Kudos to them

  • AnyoneForCoffee

    Bizarre that we never have any memories of being younger than two or three years. This girl will soon forget this conversation ever happened.

  • yeppppppers

    sounds not working

  • Gem

    Do you need sound for seeing somthing so profound ad this? I mean it has sub titles and you can seee the emotion;what more do you need?

    • woodzilla

      I recorded a cute vid bab u and yur aweeeesome baby! I didn’t record sound cuz u cant make wordz with yur mouth!!!! Hugz!

  • rjgates84

    I just want to post to help this story out in the "Top Monthly" section because I think it is a video worth watching.

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  • DirtyDougie

    moms hot…just putting it out there

  • chris"noimkorean"kim

    Asl signing parents here. Any kid that references tummy’s and makes sure mom and dad has one too, is straight up beautiful!!!! My heart melts for humanity thru a chives I mean childs eyes.

  • eric

    that 2 year old is deaf and is smarter then half the adults i know.

  • flibble

    this is amazing, I had no idea a deaf child could be as chatty as a hearing one. my littlegirl (hearing) was so talkative at 2, but still not as much as this kid!

  • 2cool4skool

    That was amazing.
    It's not uncommon for a deaf child to have learning disabilities, it's amazing to see that something like this is possible at such a young age.

  • Tyson

    This is a british sign language right?.. Because the way they communicated was kind of different from ASL.

    • myself

      I believe so, I have never heard anyone except British folks call a stroller a pram.

  • jaska

    baby is saying, I can't fucking hear you bitch

  • Wet Blanket

    This is incredibly sweet, but not all that fantastic. The reason most two year olds can't communicate is because they lack the muscle coordination in the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat. To put all of those together to create certain sounds is much more difficult than placing your hands and fingers in simple positions.

    I must take issue with the statement, "Language is not a privilege, it is a right." It is neither. Language is a function of human communication. To call it a privilege or a right implies that it is something that can be given to you or taken away from you.

    I'm not trying to be a downer, but step back from the emotion and cuteness. It's still good, don't get me wrong, but not earth-shattering.

    • Tracy

      You really are a downer/wet blanket, aren't you? Well, maybe you've never had something basic like a human communication situation that was out of your reach. Or maybe you'd be better off not replying to comments where you have no expertise or knowledge. Just saying now.

  • Menhir

    I think we should celebrate this beautiful family by making the mum Chivette of the Week.

  • Steve Grenier

    Well that was pretty amazing.

  • detune

    thanks for sharing this :)

  • regcrim

    Thank you so much for posting this video. I am a digital librarian and disability advocate. The word 'awareness' is overused; however, TheChive is staffed by some really exceptional people, so thank you for raising awareness about deafness. As Winston just wrote, accessibility is not always present, and it's silly, because making something accessible to the deaf or blind makes it better for *everyone.*

    BTW, Winston, I'm from Florence in Lauderdale county. Roll Tide!

  • love the cute people

    i wanna sign language :(

  • Underhill

    The important thing for the child is having the opportunity to interact with an adult in a language rich environment. That is what we are seeing in the video.

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