Use Your Signing
Identify yourself below, and see how your skill can be useful.
I AM A TEACHER WITH ONE OR MORE DEAF STUDENTS.
Include them with a casual or encouraging signed remark.
I HAVE A DEAF RELATIVE.
Overcome the silence separating you and develop a closer relationship.
I HAVE A DEAF COWORKER.
No need to write notes. Exchange brief information quickly.
I HAVE A DEAF CLASSMATE.
Make a new friend.
I HOMESCHOOL MY CHILDREN.
Teach and learn a skill that will be a lifetime asset.
I HAVE DEAF PEOPLE IN MY CHURCH.
Include them in church activities and share your faith with them. The last five chapters of the book contain church vocabulary.
I WANT TO HAVE DEAF CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS.
Advertise your signing skills and chat informally. (This does not omit the need to employ a qualified sign language interpreter to conduct business.)
I JUST WANT TO LEARN FOR FUN.
Invite a friend to learn with you and enjoy signing with each other.
MY SPOUSE IS SEVERELY HARD OF HEARING
If both of you learn to sign, there will be no need to repeat, and communication will become much easier.