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Is fingerspelling a popular way to communicate in American Sign Language? Actually, only about 15% of a conversation between Deaf people uses fingerspelling! Learn more about Deaf history and review a variety of general strategies for learning ASL. Create some opportunities on your own for your learners to practice during or after this presentation.
Experience lesson plan one of an extensive American Sign Language series! Whether you are teaching ASL or learning it as a communication tool to use in your special education class, this lesson plan is great! Foundational signs, such as finger spelling, basic grammar forms, and vocabulary, are covered. The best part is that there are multiple links to handouts, images, and videos to ensure correct technique.
Did you know that umpires first adopted hand signals when baseball's first deaf Major League player, William "Dummy" Hoy, started playing in the late 1800's? Discuss some of the historical impacts the Deaf population had on the 16th through the 20th century. Packed with information, you may want to provide your class with some interactive activities to retain engagement.
The ASL lessons from lifeprint are amazing, but can be complicated. While this instructional activity is perfect for those needing to learn or teach ASL to the deaf community, it could also provide a valuable communication tool. This resource features some useful vocabulary words that even low functioning special education students could benefit from. Words like: bathroom, family, come, more, need, and want are key to communicating basic needs. A very versatile resource.