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Come sign with us and learn how to incorporate sign language into your everyday learning. ASL is fun to learn and is a multi-sensory language, engaging children of all ages and abilities.

Website: http://houseofthe4risingsons.blogspot.com/
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Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013

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ASL resources 5 Replies

There are so many resources out there for learning ASL. Does anyone have a favorite?

Started by Megan Spires. Last reply by HearMyHands Mar 3, 2013.

Bingo ASL 2 Replies

Hi everyone!I love taking games we already have or fun ones we find online and turning them into games that also include learning sign language. Here is a very simple one! BINGO! We already an…Continue

Tags: alphabet, BINGO, game, ASL

Started by Megan Spires. Last reply by HearMyHands Mar 3, 2013.

Online Resources for Learning ASL 1 Reply

Hi everyone,Melissa asked a great question about learning ASL online. It can be done! And it's actually not very expensive at all. There are a couple of free options, but I would use them mostly for…Continue

Started by Megan Spires. Last reply by melissa Jul 1, 2012.

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Comment by HearMyHands on March 3, 2013 at 6:27pm

I did a review on a great sign language app on my site. I'm trying to find and review some great resources for other educators & parents. click here! :) Happy Signing!

Comment by melissa on July 5, 2012 at 10:26pm

How do you feel about those Baby Sign training workshops? I keep seeing them advertised around here. I am thinking they ask for an investment in purchasing their bundle of materials? Not sure....

Comment by melissa on June 16, 2012 at 9:35am

Hi! I am pretty new to ASL.  I started teaching my circle group one new sign every week or so, usually related to the season we were in.  I am hoping to actually obtain a certificate or something - but I will most likely need to do it online. Any ideas? For now Megan, I usually just decide what word I want to teach them based on our activities and their interests. Then I look it up online at  aslpreschool.org or aslpro.com . I would love more resources though :-) Enjoy your day!!!

Comment by Megan Spires on June 8, 2012 at 7:26pm

Hi everyone,

I know it's been quite a while since I last posted in the ASL group. I've been busy writing a 3 Part series for The Homeschool Classroom on how to teach your kids American Sign Language. The first 2 parts have published and the third will publish in July. If you're interested in learning more and would like some tangible resources along with many ways to teach ASL, I'd love for you to read my articles. I would include the full articles here in a heartbeat, but I can't repost these articles anywhere. So, here is a little link button that will take you right to my blog where these articles can be accessed at The Homeschool Classroom. I promise, it's only a couple clicks away. :)

If it happens not to work, here is the link.

Comment by Six Athome on September 19, 2011 at 8:29am

For us it is yet another language. We see it also as a great 'spy' language! The little that we know can be used in quiet areas and hardly anyone knows what you are saying. FUN!

In your group profile it is inspiring that you did this beginning with 1 hour a day. Your story is inspiring as well!

Comment by Megan Spires on July 9, 2011 at 1:41am

Mainly, in this group, I'd like to share with you how we incorporate ASL into what we are already doing day to day.

A little background...we have 4 boys, ages 1,3,5 and 7. Our 5 year old was born with a severe hearing loss associated with Pfeiffer Syndrome (a craniofacial / skeletal condition). When we were told that he could not hear well, we were shaken to our core. But once we were put in touch with early intervention services, we learned that this was not the end of the world. In fact, it was the beginning of an amazing journey for our entire family. We learned ASL from a teacher who spent one hour per week from us. And when I say we learned ASL from her, I mean she gave us the resources and tools to teach ourselves and learn it. From there, we devoured everything we could get our hands on.

Fast forward to today...our 5 year old not only knows ASL, but it helped him gain language and learn spoken English. His (hearing) brothers also sign and we continue to learn and use the language every day in simple ways.

ASL has also been instrumental in helping our boys learn their ABC's and now it is proving to be a HUGE benefit in helping them read. (much more on this to come!!!)

So, my passion is helping others acquire the resources to learn ASL and put them to use to further their everyday learning. Do you know of any other language you can simultaneously learn, teach and use?

The benefits of ASL are numerous. We'll discuss this more as well.

Can't wait to hear from others who already sign, want to learn or are thinking about it. I would love to hear about others' experiences as well.

Looking forward to sharing much more with you.

Megan

 

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