Deaf/ Sign Language discussion

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message 1: by Kami ♥ (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
good! i am so glad that u joined, i am hopping for my mom to join. well ofcouse she will, lol can u go to gmail


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily Piutau (piutau) | 5 comments Hi. I'm hearing but I am fluent in ASL because my brother is Deaf. He is almost finished with school at NTID. Cool if I join?


message 3: by Kami ♥ (last edited Mar 02, 2009 06:13AM) (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
yeah totally! My mom is deaf but i speak sign lanugage really well! do u live in utah? if u do my mom might know your brother.


message 4: by Emily (new)

Emily Piutau (piutau) | 5 comments I don't live in Utah any more. I lived there for years while I attended BYU but my brother only lived in Washington. My brother came to Utah a few times for EFY and visited the Deaf Ward in Provo. So if your mom happens to be LDS and happens to live in that area and also happens to have a stellar memory than there's an ever so slight of a chance that they know each other. :) But... it also surprises me how tight the Deaf circuit is. Sometimes I feel like my brother knows every single Deaf person in the whole world as a result of the internet and all the different devices he uses to keep tabs on everyone. He's very social.


message 5: by Kami ♥ (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
Yeah i go to the deaf ward in provo, and so does my family, i am LDS. oh and BTW i am 12. yeah my mom knows everyone, and my dad, but he is hearing, but went on a signing mission. lol yeah my mom too


message 6: by Emily (new)

Emily Piutau (piutau) | 5 comments That's so awesome! See... the Deaf circuit is tight. :) i really liked that Deaf Ward. At the time the bishop was also one of my ASL instructors. I can't remember his name right now but I loved that guy! He told really good stories.


message 7: by Kami ♥ (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
was he like old or young or middle age? our bishop right now is chris evans


message 8: by Emily (new)

Emily Piutau (piutau) | 5 comments He was middle aged. It wasn't Chris Evans. I'll do some research. He probably still teaches for BYU. My brother is Wayne Hansen and Chris Bailey used to stop in that ward sometimes too. He's hearing but went on a Deaf Mission.


message 9: by Kami ♥ (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
oh... waynen hansen, i'll ask my mom. and chris bailey. ok thanks, my mom is jennifer crowther


message 10: by Emily (new)

Emily Piutau (piutau) | 5 comments I'll ask my brother if he recognizes the name. My brother is 22 and goes to RIT/NTID in NY.


message 11: by Kami ♥ (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
Ok. thanks


message 12: by Kami ♥ (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
i asked my mom and she doesnt know him. sorry. does your brother know my mom?


message 13: by Bri (new)

Bri (bri465) I can hear, and i can sign!!!!!
WOOOOOOOO


message 14: by Kami ♥ (last edited May 19, 2009 02:35PM) (new)

Kami ♥  C. | 8 comments Mod
thats cool! :) me too!


message 15: by Al (new)

Al | 6 comments I hearing, but I'm studying Deaf education. I've taken all of the ASL courses, but I still don't feel like I'm fluent (though I get by well enough that my professors never saw any problems). Do you have any suggestions for how I can increase my fluency?


message 16: by Todd (new)

Todd (motorcitysattva) I am hearing and I am learning ASL so that as a librarian I can be of service to deaf patrons and hopefully provide a fulfilling experience for them. It's also something I've personally wanted to learn for a while.


message 17: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (mombo1) | 13 comments Todd, if you're on Facebook, there's a group called "librarians working with deaf and hard of hearing children" open to anyone. Feel free to sign up!

Todd wrote: "I am hearing and I am learning ASL so that as a librarian I can be of service to deaf patrons and hopefully provide a fulfilling experience for them. It's also something I've personally wanted to l..."


message 18: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne | 16 comments Hello everyone! I'm hard of hearing and finally learning ASL. I'm not anywhere near fluent, but I do know enough now that I can babysit my deaf niece. It's always wonderful to put my signing to use!


message 19: by Michael (new)

Michael Thal (goodreadscommichael_thal) | 23 comments I started losing my hearing 20 years ago. It was a dramatic overnight hearing loss. The ENT specialist said it was a progressive disorder. Progressive being the KEY word, I began taking ASL classes. Today I'm close to fluent. As a writer, I wrote a novel about a young violinist losing his hearing as a preteen. Though "Goodbye Tchaikovsky" is YA novel, it is also an emotional memoir about hearing loss.


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