Deaf News This Week: 4/12/2019

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Handshape of the Week: L!

The L-Handshape involves extending the thumb and index fingers in the shape of the letter ‘L’, as shown below in the the sign for LAW! Other signs that use the L-handshape include: Lethargic Library Longer Lord Loyal Lutheran Mountain Dew Necklace Pipe

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5 Signs For Your Baby/Toddler

Did you know that babies can learn simply signs at around six months old? Teaching Sign Language to your baby or toddlers can give them a head start in their language skills, reduce tantrums related to communication barriers, and may even give them better grades in school! Remember: The best way to learn a sign […]

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Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!

There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]

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Handshape of the Week: K!

The K-handshape (or P-Handshape) shows the thumb between the (extended) index and middle fingers, as shown in the sign for PEOPLE! Other signs that use the K-Handshape are: Brand Emperor Fail Fall Short Flunk Keep Kind Kindergarten King

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Handshape of the Week: I!

The I-handshape is easy- Just hold up your pinky! Here is the I-handshape in the sign for INDEPENDENCE: Other signs that use the I-handshape are: Concept Consider Cord Covetous Deaf Institution Disease Emaciated Envious Envy Final Green

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DEAF PRESIDENT NOW: THE PROTEST “HEARD” AROUND THE WORLD

March 13th marked the 41st anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? “We Still Have a Dream” banner, via dsausa.org In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. […]

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Handshape of the Week: H!

The H-handshape (or U-handshape) involves extending your middle and index fingers, as shown below in the sign for FUN!  Other signs that use the H-handshape include: Funny Gain Guiltless Hamster Hard of hearing Hare Haste Hawaii Heave

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Deafie of the Week: Sean Berdy

Time for a little nostalgia as we take you back to one of the most classic movies, The Sandlot 2. Sean Berdy made his acting debut in this movie, portraying the character Sammy Samuelson. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then maybe you’d remember the infamous Emmett Blesdoe of Switched At Birth; Bay’s initial love-interest and son of Melody […]

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Handshape of the Week: F!

The F-handshape involves touching the thumb and index fingers together while the remaining fingers are extended, as shown below in the sign for INTERPRETER! Other words that use the F-handshape include: LanguagePerfectCourtPreachPostponeSpiritLinkKeyVolunteerCandidate

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