ASL Basics for Hearing Parents of Deaf Children


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ASL Basics for Hearing Parents of Deaf Children

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You CAN learn American Sign Language and Use it Effectively with Your Child!

This is a wonderful first exposure to ASL. It is a comprehensive program, but not overwhelming for parents to learn American Sign Language. The units present words that families need to learn first to communicate with their young child. It has easy to follow instructions, clear drawings plus a DVD to take you step-by-step through each of the lessons. There are a number of practice sentences to try in each lesson and activities for families to practice. The DVD illustrates introductory concepts, provides visual examples to follow, and demonstrates many of the practice exercises.

This is a guide to help parents not only learn signs, but also learn how to put signs together so they can communicate effectively with the child who is deaf. It is also an excellent guide for teachers who need a basic introduction to communicating with children who are Deaf.

By following the principles and absorbing presentation hints and vocabulary you can learn basic American Sign Language. You will find that the study of ASL is a rewarding and fascinating venture!

ASL Basics Book Introduction Lesson Example: ASL Lesson 3

Table of Contents:

  • Unit 1 Getting Started
  • Lesson 1 Identifying Family Members
  • Lesson 2 Facial Expression
  • Unit 2 Declarative Statements
  • Lesson 3 Like and Don’t Like
  • Lesson 4 Want and Don’t Want
  • Lesson 5 Need and Must
  • Unit 3 Questions
  • Lesson 6 Yes/No
  • Lesson 7 Changing Statements into Questions
  • Lesson 8 Wh- questions
  • Unit 4 Verbs
  • Lesson 9 Non-Directional Verbs
  • Lesson 10 Directional Verbs
  • Unit 5 Pronouns
  • Lesson 11 Indexing
  • Lesson 12 Using Pronouns
  • Lesson 13 Possessive Pronouns
  • Lesson 14 Classifiers
  • Unit 6 Timeline in ASL
  • Lesson 15 Past Tense
  • Lesson 16 Future Tense
  • Lesson 17 Temporal Aspect
  • Unit 7 Word Order
  • Lesson 18 Topic-Comment Principle
  • Lesson 19 Noun-Adjective Relationship
  • Lesson 20 Three-Signs-or-Less Principle
  • Lesson 21 Time Indicators
  • Lesson 22 Time Sequence Principle
  • Unit 8 Sign Modification
  • Lesson 23 Showing Different Meanings by Altering Facial Expressions and Movement of the Sign
  • Lesson 24 Number Incorporation
  • Unit 9 Other Topics
  • Lesson 25 Plurality
  • Lesson 26 Showing Courtesy
  • Lesson 27 Conceptual Signing
  • Lesson 28 Fingerspelling
  • Appendix A: Manual Alphabet
  • Appendix B: Numbers
  • Appendix C: Resources
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Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in


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