Sign language can be an incredibly useful form of communication, especially in the field of special education. Learning a few basic ASL signs will enable you to better understand your students’ needs and provide the assistance they require.
Encouraging signing in your classroom or workplace can be highly beneficial. Not only will your students be able to communicate with you, but they will also be able to converse with each other. If a student has a difficult time speaking, teaching him or her how to sign could be life changing.
Signing can be helpful at home, in school, and in therapy. It can provide opportunities that were not available before. It can boost confidence and promote more social interaction and engagement in activities.