As people start to inquire about how to learn sign language, many of them purchase a book from their local store and start learning. However, many people find it defeating trying to learn how to sign from pictures. It is very difficult when learning how to sign when to know which way the sign moves. Do the signs move up? Do they move down? Perhaps the signs move in a circular motion or to several locations such hands-free as the word teacher. Learning sign language from a book can be very difficult to decipher the pictures, and frustrating at the same time.
I did not buy one when they first came out, because I wanted to kind of hear some reviews before Imade a purchase. I called my cousin who had a hands free news story one afternoon while he was driving, and he told me that it was absolutely fantastic. He could talk on the phone and still concentrate on the road and traffic, and felt much safer doing so.
I am privileged to have friendships with a number of sound through the tongue. I talk with them using Auslan (Australian Sign Language). I have learned that there are vast differences between hearing and deaf communities and cultures. I know that many hearing people have a lack of understanding of deafness. My aim is to increase understanding.
Driving While on the Cell Phone - It seems as if this practice has become an epidemic. Most conversations aren't so important that they can't wait until you get home. Studies have shown that people engaged in conversation on a cell phone have slower reaction times and are more likely to miss obstacles in the road. If you absolutely have to talk on your cell phone, use a hands free device.
If you are ASL (american sign language) fluent, you can volunteer to hearing aids teach and/or keep an eye on the children throughout the night on Wednesdays. The church is also in need of fluent interpreters for worship service on Sundays. You can reach the church office at (254) 836-9584.