Sign Language In Schools. Alternative Sign Language (Als)Is

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Sign Language In Schools Alternative Sign Language (ALS) is one language that seems to be forgotten about in our school systems. More schools (from elementary to secondary) have focused more on foreign languages like French and Spanish, while ALS is equally, if not more, important to have in our curriculum. In 2015, studies had shown 360 million people worldwide have seriously disabling hearing loss. Out of 6,500 spoken languages ASL is the sixth most used language so why is it not being taught? The nation believes it is crucial for people to learn languages other than English in order to progress as a society, so shouldn’t ALS should be on the list of languages to learn? As much as it is being used sooner or later we all are bound to…show more content…
My personal experience as someone who has met a few deaf people, dealt with a deaf child and have taught my own daughter who is not deaf sign language this language is more important than so many of us realize. The benefits it has for children who have learned ASL at a young age is amazing. I have witnessed that children who have not learned ASL actually took longer to learn the basics, colors, shapes, numbers, alphabet and recognizing the letters out of order. In our society, children normally do not learn any of the basics and truly grasp onto them until they are about four years old. My daughter is two and can tell you all of the basics along with many other things including signing. I started signing to her when she was born and she began signing on her own at ten months old. She is advanced in many areas and knows more then kids twice her age at the daycare she is in. Sing language is truly a fascinating language. Those who can hear only pay attention to the words that are being spoken and not a persons body language this is also. People tend to yell across the room or waive a hand in front of someone’s face when they want their attention. In the deaf community people would be tapping someone on the shoulder or using eye contact. Those who can not hear pay attention to body movement, facial expressions as well as the vocabulary and grammar used. This language is very visual and the
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