Parents who are unable to communicate in sign language with their children with hearing disabilities often feel frustrated, angry and dissatisfied when they are unable to express feelings and understand other people's conversations. This study was conducted to identify the level of communication skills of parents using sign language with children with hearing disabilities. Wilbur Schramm's Theory of Communication and Epstein's Parent Involvement Model were used in this study. The sample for this study consisted of respondents of a study representing the parent population of students with hearing disabilities at two Special Education National Schools in Kuala Lumpur of fifty people. Questionnaire instruments were used in this study to obtain quantitative data. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and Ms Excel. Descriptive analyzes involving frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation were used. The results showed that the parents' language proficiency level was moderate. Various efforts are required for parents to improve their level of sign language skills in order to better interact with their children's future.
Parents, sign language, hearing disabilities, communication