The ABCs in ASL

The first step in learning ASL is to learn how to sign the ABCs! Teach your hand how to use its fingers to shape the ABCs and you are one step closer to leading a conversation with a Deaf person. Signing the ABCs is using all the fingers on one. . . + Read More

Learn about Sign Language Blitz

Are you taking an ASL class and want more practice? Do you have someone dear to you in the Deaf community? Are you a visual learner looking for a different approach to studying? Have you wanted to learn ASL because it looks intriguing? You came to the right place! Sign. . . + Read More

Stories must be shared—let’s start with mine!

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to be a part of this blog. I love reading, whether it’s captions, articles, or books, because I learn something new! I love meeting people because I never know what I will get out of the interaction. That’s my favorite part of life. I love. . . + Read More

Help, My Child Is Deaf!

Your Child is Deaf. What Now? You like many other parents to deaf children silently utter these words or feel like screaming out openly. Yes, we all would love to be able to easily communicate with our children and see them lead a normal life. However, there is always a chance that your child will be born deaf or will develop complications caused by congenital/ heredity or acquired factors. Over the years, several methods have been developed to help in dealing with deafness in children, and the most common are as follows. . . + Read More

Benefits of Teaching Your Baby to Sign

There’s nothing cuter than watching little babies trying to communicate through sign language. Baby sign language has grown in popularity in the past few years as it provides more bonding time between parents and the baby, and also gives the child some communication skills earlier…Some parents are hesitant to teach their babies to sign as they think it delays speech. However this is a misconception as sign language. . . + Read More

The Incredible Hulk Starring Hard of Hearing Actor Lou Ferrigno

Louis Jude Ferrigno also known as The Incredible Hulk has achieved a lot in his life but had a rough start as a kid. His hearing loss as a kid affected his speech causing him to be shy and to be bullied. Thanks to the understanding of his family and drawing inspiration from comic book heroes such as the Hulk he achieved a lot in his life. Lou Ferringo was chosen over Arnold Schwarzenegger to star as the Incredible Hulk in the 1978 TV show and when and later voiced the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk (2008), The Avengers (2012), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Louis is truly the Incredible Hulk. . . + Read More

Sign Language Is Not Just About Hand Movements

You have heard about body language. But have you heard of it partnering with language signing? American Sign Language involves a lot of spelling out words with the hands. However, some readers of sign language may find the finger spelling distracting and eventually lose track of the message. Incorporating visual. . . + Read More

Babies Learn to Sign the Same Way They Learn to Speak

Babies learn sign language in much the same way they learn spoken language. A child will often understand the meaning of a sign before he can make the sign himself. Just as a baby that’s beginning to talk will make the same sound for similar sounding words (“wa” for both “water” and “walk”),. . . + Read More