Jul 27 2010

Communicating with Signs

Published by at 8:42 pm under Open Chat Night

Opening Topic for Open Chat Night: Learning American Sign Language

Last Monday, I had dinner with a few friends in the HLAA chapter group.  One of our conversations was about when we learned sign language.  My hearing is close to normal by wearing hearing aids so I didn’t find the need to learn sign language to communicate with others.  My hearing impaired teachers tried to teach me signs at the age of three but I refused to learn.  More than likely I would have been forced to learn ASL if I had been surrounded by others with hearing loss.  As I have mentioned in the past, I was the only kid in the entire school who wore hearing aids.

I recently attended several events with people who are deaf, and it is very difficult to communicate with them.  In the near future, I would like to take classes to learn basic signs so I can easily interact with others who can’t hear.  Share your experiences and at what age you started learning sign language.


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  1. Jeanon 27 Jul 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Will be on tomorrow night. Sign language is a beautiful way to communicate. Many churchs in the Milwaukee area offer free sessions.

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