Tutor profile: Carolyn S.
Subject: American Sign Language
Why is American Sign Language important? and is there any age that becomes Deaf?
ASL is important because the Deaf world is small and there is a lot of oppression by hearing people. The Deaf people and I as well are/is proud to know our/my native language. We can easily communicate without being isolated. There was not many ASL classes that are offered. Many hearing doctors and hearing people who believe in fix Deaf people's ears. That is almost not possible and it depends on the Deaf people; In addition, some born later in age at late teens or old age. Also, it can be affected by a diagnosis when becoming an illness at months of age or youth toddler.
Subject: Early Childhood Education
How will you help to improve the Deaf and Hard of hearing children develop their native language?
You will need to understand both American Sign Language and English to help develop their reading and writing. For reading, the book will help to understand the big picture as in why, how, which, and who. Therefore, they will follow the words as trying to understand the concept of how to write the big picture as the pictures shown in the book.
How do you communicate with Deaf people and provide accessibly?
You communicate to Deaf people by use gestures, write on a note pad, type on any devices, and use an interpreter. You need to take the American Sign Language if you want to be an interpreter or communicate with the Deaf people. Being an interpreter is a good way to break a barrier between Deaf and hearing people. Also, for Deaf-blind people, you need to learn how to use their hands so they will understand you and how you use hands as a signal. That is such as wait for them to finish talking with other people, letting them know that you are here., and use one hand to show them your facial expressions as a draw a face on their arms or legs. There are other ways to use your gestures; it can draw a map
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