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ASL REFERENCES

 

Learning sign language can have many benefits for children, including:

  • Communication
    Children can use sign language to express their thoughts, wants, and feelings. This can help them participate in learning and social activities.

     

  • Speech skills
    Exposure to sign language can help children understand spoken words and sentence structure. Studies have shown that babies who are exposed to sign language speak earlier and have larger vocabularies.

     

  • Bonding
    Research has found that teaching infants and toddlers sign language can improve communication between parents and children. It may also positively impact a child's confidence and self-esteem.

     

  • Personal development
    Learning sign language can help with personal development. It can help build confidence, improve communication skills, and develop empathy and understanding.
     

  • Social connections
    Learning sign language can help children meet new people and form connections within the Deaf community.

     

  • Cultural preservation
    Sign language can help empower the Deaf community and foster inclusivity in society. 

Learning sign language can also benefit hearing people in other ways, including:

  • Interacting with the Deaf community

  • Becoming an interpreter of the hearing impaired

  • Being more sensitive to their environment

  • Developing new skills 

 

 

REFERENCES

UnLOCK the Power of ASL:

KEY BENEFITS!

 

Early Visual Language-Maximize Brain Receptivity:


https://deafchildren.org/knowledge-center/asl-resources/

Cognitive Development:

https://www.languagemagazine.com/2023/05/15/cognitive-skills-linked-to-language-learning/#:~:text=Results%20found%20that%20three%20main,individual%20variation%20in%20language%20abilities

https://www.verywellfamily.com/sign-language-supports-development-as-much-as-spoken-5210965

https://cardinalrulepress.com/blogs/childrens-book-publishing/how-american-sign-language-may-benefit-your-child

Results found that three main cognitive factors including: Verbal Cognition, Processing Speed and Memory – and additionally and Non-Verbal Cognition, contributed significantly to individual variation in language abilities. 

Empathy & Compassion: Foster & Understanding Connection

https://www.understood.org/en/articles/the-importance-of-showing-empathy-to-kids-with-learning-and-thinking-differences

https://cardinalrulepress.com/blogs/childrens-book-publishing/how-american-sign-language-may-benefit-your-child

Creative Expression; Inspire Artistic Freedom

https://www.teachingexpertise.com/classroom-ideas/teach-sign-language/

Enhanced Communication: Master Non-Verbal Skills

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1868823/

https://futurism.com/learn-non-verbal-communication-with-the-complete-american-sign-language-master-class-bundle​

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