Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Perhaps for purposes to travel and experience culture’s in foreign lands? Or, maybe you wished to learn the visual language that is the cornerstone of the Deaf community – sign language.
I first learned sign language from a few friends when I attended the University of Delaware. I was fascinated by the ease of how people could communicate without voicing a single word. My first words signed … well… let’s just say that I don’t teach sign in the same order that I learned it. (Afterall, I was a college freshman!)
In the years following my initial introduction to sign language, I worked within and among the Deaf community. I would spend quite a bit of time as a School Psychologist at educational meetings listening to parents lament about how they couldn’t communicate with their children. So, I began a sign language company, Signing Families, and developed DVDs for parents with the sole goal to help them learn and teach their Deaf and Autistic children… one sign at a time.
Learn about my journey with Signing Families here via SLATE.
Over the years more products came, including a Sign Language for Emergency Situations and school communication folders. One of the most well-received outcomes of my efforts was a set of videos I created – ASL 31 DAYS CHALLENGE. I uploaded these 31 short videos on YouTube last year and again on Facebook this past month. Below you will find the opening video.
author: Louise Sattler