My son is deaf and it had been quite a challenge to teach him communication skills. We not only are teaching him English, we are teaching him sign language Some children will pick up language right away and others won't. It is all depending on the child. There are some programs that I have read about but you would have to do research to find what you are looking for. The best tip I can give is to be patient and don't push too much too fast. Good Luck!