sign language

Yes or No? A Sign Language Explanation – repost

Sign Language explanation about how to sign YES and NO. Photography examples offered, as well.


Educator’s Sign Language Lesson Plans #2

Part 2 of summer / homeschool learning opportunities in sign language by Louise Sattler, of Signing Families.


Sign Language Instructional Lesson for Educators #1

    Welcome to the Educators Lesson Plans for Signing Families! The first lesson in learning sign language is actually talking to your students about Deafness and why some people may “talk with their hands”. Great resources to set the groundwork for older students to talk about Deafness and How to approach the topic of Deafness?  […]


The Signing Families Mini-Emergency Communication Chart – For When Time Counts! (ASL- English – Spanish – Chinese)

This pocket-sized emergency communication chart has FOUR different languages represented. Photos for a dozen important informational signs are in sign language, English, Spanish and Chinese! There is a space for writing with a washable marker allows for efficient communication during challenging situations, such as medical emergencies or disasters


5 Tips to Learning Sign Language – videos included

Sign language is popular! Why? Because, this past year, Nyle DiMarco not only took top honors as America’s Next Top Model, but also won with partner, Peta Murgatroyd, Dancing with the Stars ! An amazing feat for anyone to win BOTH in a single year, let alone a lifetime. Even more astonishing is that the dance award was given to a man who happens not to hear! So, thank you Nyle for making ASL cool and motivating scores of hearing people to want to learn more about the Deaf community and sign language! Related: See the dances and scores from #DWTS here If you are ...


TEN SIGNS for NEW ASL LEARNERS (Free download)

Happy Holidays! As a present from me to YOU I am offering a FREE downloadable pdf of 10 FAVORITE SIGNS from SIGNING FAMILIES (my instructional company.) Free Download included in the BLOG


Learn the ASL Alphabet via Fun Word Search Puzzles!

Looking for a fun AND educational gift this holiday season? Try this series of FINGER ALPHABET COOL KIDS WORD SEARCH PUZZLES. I received a set to review this week and must admit they are FUN! Also, note that the puzzle books are marked by levels and type of words- such as Verbs or Adjectives. Great for beginning ASL classes.


First week of the ASL Challenge

Have you joined the SIGNING FAMILIES 31 DAYS ASL CHALLENGE?! Each day during October 2014 I am uploading sign language videos for easy learning. Here are this weeks signs and a video of #5 – FAMILY


Will you accept the ASL CHALLENGE?

Starting tomorrow, October 1st, I will be hosting a 31 days, 31 ASL CHALLENGE on YouTube. It is my goal to teach people FREE how to communicate using basic sign language. The signs will be geared for daily living and school terminology with a sprinkle of signs in the event of a disaster or medical emergency. Sign language has traditionally been considered only used within the Deaf community. However, more and more children and adults with Autism and Down Syndrome are now learning sign for communication, too! Starting tomorrow, October 1st, I will be hosting a 31 days, 31 ASL CHALLENGE on YouTube. It is ...

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