Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bill Vicar's ASL

Gus was bilaterally and profoundly deaf so we were quick to jump into learning ASL. If he had survived, he would have gotten a cochlear implant but we still may have had to use ASL to supplement his hearing.

One of my favorite places I frequented early on after Gus' diagnosis was Bill Vicar's Life Print site. He generously offers free online classes that are easy to understand. What I like about this site is that Dr. Bill demonstrates the signs. Sometimes the signs are animated which is extremely helpful....if you have ever tried to read an ASL dictionary you know how hard it is to interpret the drawings of the signs!

There are many other sights out there but I think this is one of the best!

Here are just a few links to sites dealing with children who are deaf or hard of hearing:

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