Thank you for enrolling in the course. Usually, higher learning ASL courses are for people who are studying speech therapy or trying to become interpreters. This one is for YOU.
Whatever situation you are facing, you are not alone.
My name is Nina. I grew up with a deaf brother, but didn't learn ASL until recently.
Now that I am an adult, I look back on how we never fully embraced his identity and culture in our home. HE had to learn our languages of Spanish and English. What about his own?
Even hearing parents with hearing babies are encouraged to teach ASL in order to ease the communication barriers. The scientific benefits are there and can work for your family as well.
I am glad that you are taking the time to learn ASL.
After this course is over, you will be able to:
- interpret basic English words into American Sign Language by fingerspelling
- form/join a support group
- gain confidence in ASL basics to be able to communicate and teach the deaf/hard of hearing family member
- use proper ASL hand placement
- hopefully love ASL
This course is divided into three units