Thanks to my friend, D, who brought this blog post to my attention.
I just read a great
blog post regarding using ASL "even with cochlear implants". Rachel
Coleman, from 'Signing Times', nails it with her two cents.
Rachel discusses her daughter Leah, who you've probably seen in the 'Signing Times' videos, getting a cochlear implant at an older age. In spite of this change and being told by an ENT to not sign, she continues to use ASL and her pre-existing English literacy skills. She shares how Leah is a successful implant user and also clears up many misconceptions.