||Approximately 2,500 Deaf children in Jamaica (2004 M. Kimball).
||There is no standardized sign language, but Country Sign differs from region to region. American Sign Language [ase] is taught in schools.
||Deaf sign language
||Used for all communication needs outside the classroom. Signed English is used in at least one deaf school, but students do not understand many of the function words.
||Many deaf children do not attend school. The Deaf village in Shooter’s Hill (near Knockpatrick) offers a place to live, work and worship for deaf students after completing their education at CCCD. This village brings the deaf from all over Jamaica to one location where their needs can be met.