ASL a way of being heard

@OKennedy (1144)
United States
May 13, 2016 10:50am CST
ASL an acronym that can be representative of many different things. However today that acronym stands of American Sign Language. Sign language is a method of speaking with the use of your hands instead of your mouth. This is often a method of communication that persons with hearing difficulties use. I was thinking about things I could do to keep myself busy. I have a mental list of random things I want to do. I thought why not learn a new language and that is when it hit me. Who will I speak to? Who will help me with it? That was just the beginning of the questions that ran through my head. Let's not forget that this also looks great on a resume possibly also open up other opportunities for you in life. After a little thinking I thought maybe the best way to do it and resolve some of the questions I chose to learn ASL. I am wondering how many of you out there know any and whatever other thoughts and opinions you may have?
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@Corbin5 (112657)
• United States
13 May 16
I did learn ASL. ASL came in handy when students included in my regular-education classroom were hearing impaired. My hearing impaired students did have an aide who was proficient in ASL, but my being able to communicate too was very helpful. Cued speech, a different form of sign language, was also used with hearing impaired students in my school district. Learning ASL is a good idea.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
14 May 16
I thought it would be a nice way to communicate without having to actually talk and I had many other reasons but over all something to keep me busy and do something new and off my list.
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@Corbin5 (112657)
• United States
14 May 16
@OKennedy I loved the ASL classes! So much fun. So many schools need those who are trained in ASL.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
15 May 16
@Corbin5 It would also be something great to offer as a language class which in my day was a requirement and for options it usually was Spanish or French.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
14 May 16
i just want to share this information. a group of young student inventors recently developed a hand gloves that can translate sign languages into audio so that average people can understand them without the need of learning sign languages.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
15 May 16
That seems really cool but I think learning to sign is still better. For some reason or another I see that becoming a problem glitches and others not being able to afford it.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
15 May 16
@OKennedy if you want to learn something, yes, learning it is still better. but for those who can't or don't have time, that thing us very helpful.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
16 May 16
@trivia79 I can see many use it as a quick to learn tool available to the public. I am now starting to see what places I might actually find close to me where I can possibly interact with others who either learned it just because or those who have learned it out of need. I am not entirely sure yet what it is that I want to do yet once I get the information I am looking for but I like having options.
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@ridingbet (57756)
• Philippines
14 May 16
i have a little knowledge on hand signs of letters of the alphabet. the language, i don't know.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
15 May 16
I know a few words struggling signing the entire alphabet. I know about 50 or so words which I learned in the last two days but putting them together in a sentence well that isn't as easy as I thought it would. Besides the words I know don't really go well for me but to expect to do it so soon is really expecting way too much of myself.
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@ridingbet (57756)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@OKennedy i like the movie of Helen Keller, the Miracle worker (it was even played on stage in my school) because it showed how a deaf and mute child can be taught by a teacher; and how Helen does the sign language is just awesome.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
16 May 16
@ridingbet I might have seen it when I was young although I am not entirely sure but I do remember talking about her when I was younger and I thought it was impossible to find a way to communicate with her.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25866)
• United States
14 May 16
It is wonderful that you want to learn sign language.
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@OKennedy (1144)
• United States
15 May 16
I always think that it doesn't hurt anything to earn something new from time to time hey you never know if and when someday the stuff you thought may come in handy and be useful.