I Know Sign Language

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    My son, who also has Down Syndrome, was diagnosed with moderate to severe bilateral hearing loss in both ears at the age of 2.  He can hear fairly well with his aids in, but he has the habit of turning them off if he doesn't want to hear you.  Signing Exact English...
    GoneCrazyBBL GoneCrazyBBL
    31-35, F
    Oct 2, 2008

    I Am Lost!

    It gets harder and harder for me to hear and understand what others say every year. I knwo I am going to have to learn to sign eventually but I have no idea on who can help me out on this and especially for it not to cost me much. My hearing problems have always been there, But...
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    2 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    Well some what but I am learning.

    I want to learn how to sign because I will be bilingual and that will get me a better job and I just like signing.
    batman1104 batman1104
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    Today someone who spoke Arabic was trying to

    communicate to me that they needed a taxi to be called in the morning. They were using so many hand gestures and incomplete words that I started signing to him. It turns out he was NOT deaf and thought I was making fun of him. Oops.
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    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    I am profoundly Deaf.

    I don't use hearing aids. I don't speak. I use Pidgin Signed English.
    purpleblue purpleblue
    31-35, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    and its a great skill to have.

    . it helps a lot .. I think that all kids at school should be taught this language. I learnt how to sign from my deaf friend and not only does it benefit myself, but it benefits others too
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    Mar 3, 2016

    I got to got to china

    and adopted my little brother ?!?
    muck202020 muck202020
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    Another Language...

    Sign language is not something I wanted to learn. It's something I HAD to learn. I actually learned how to sign before I could talk. I was born into a deaf family. So, if I needed anything...I had to sign it. I know how to talk thanks to my grandma. She worked with me when I was...
    LittleMissChatterbox LittleMissChatterbox
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 6, 2007

    Only a little... A friend at school had a sister

    who was deaf... He taught me a few words and phrases, along with the alphabet.. Most of which I still remember... It's strange how my brain can remember things like this... Yet I forget to bring home the milk, after my wife has told me three times..and I wrote a note 📝 which...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    Sign Language Is Unique

    I have been learning sign language from my aunt and she is deaf person..  during the early stage of my childhood times,she have been really nice to me (  often take me to the park and beach) ,but the bad part is we have some difficulties in understand each other , i...
    Deepset Deepset
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    I am brushing up on my skills from 4th grade

    due to the fact I don't have a voice, but I'm doing really well. I am more of a novice beginner.
    AlphaOfAPack AlphaOfAPack
    16-17, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    Random factoid... I've taken about 3-4 years

    of sign language.. It's a lot of fun :) Easy but still hard because a simple slide or twist of a hand can make something a completely different word.. Lol makes for some good stories haha
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    Makaton for those with learning difficulties.

    And BSL. For the hard of hearing or deaf. Took a course through work and thought they might be useful when dealing with the odd client. But I find I use it a great deal more at the moment. Might just be that I currently have a disproportionate number of clients that use it. In...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Mar 4, 2016

    I can do the alphabet with my right hand,

    and I can sign how are you doing, nice to meet you, are you married do you have any children, do you understand he or she, where do you live, where do you work, what city are you from, do you live there do you know he or she what's your name,where do you live, does anybody else...
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    Dec 22, 2014

    Hey, I've already posted this in another group,

    but if anyone is learning BSL, inbox me! It would be great fun to learn together, I'm only a beginner, mind.. Thanks!:)
    mylifeishopeless mylifeishopeless
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2016


    I took two semesters of ASL in college for humanities credit. ASL 10A and ASL 10B. For all my college educated people you understand. Following after college, I started attending deaf events and became more involved with the deaf community. Then I started sitting in the deaf...
    golden10 golden10
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    Currently, I am a novice.

    I have been learning on my own and quite recently joined a sign language association. I would like to find someone on here that is willing to help me learn, as well. The more help the better. If someone is interested, please respond or private message me. It would be greatly...
    Ohmygosh1234 Ohmygosh1234
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    My little brother is deaf.

    I had to learn it. It is one of those things that is cool to know and it is useful. My little brother can also read lips but he is not the best at it.
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    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    "deafness takes a toll on everyone in the

    individual's life" -Hellen Keller I've been deaf for 9 months now, I'm still getting used to it but I'm almost there;)
    emmakate10 emmakate10
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    Hello I'm half dead and had to learn

    because I got a brain tumor that ruined the other ear
    photographyismylife photographyismylife
    16-17, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    I wanted to be an interpreter

    but then my dad told me it wouldn't make enough money and I wouldn't be happy. He said the same thing about me becoming a social worker. But **** him. I'm going to do it.
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    I am 23 and I was born to a hearing impaired

    father and a hearing mother. My grandma is deaf some of my cousins and my aunts as well. sign language is my 1st language growing up. now it is English :) I have a 2 year old daughter and she can hear and talk. I don not know if I ama carrier or my daughter is a carrier but Im...
    solomekizum solomekizum
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2014

    I am in ASL 2 this year.

    I really like my teacher and the class. This is the first year I have an ASL teacher that is Deaf, which I think is absolutely amazing. I really like signing because its an awesome way to meet people that I would otherwise not know. Its also a like a kind of "secret code" If...
    16-17, T
    Sep 12, 2015

    Knowing Sign Language is very cool

    and an interesting skill to have! I actually got British Sign Language level 1 & 2 qualifications so I can do it professionally! It’s the silent language with hand gestures full of facial expressions and body language! Growing up having deaf people at school made me admire...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2015

    I'm hard of hearing! My grandmother knew day

    one I couldn't hear, my mom had to take me to dr to dr, they keep telling my mom saying I'm mentally restarted , she fought till I was 5 years old till she found the dr who test my hearing, yep I couldn't hear before I never response my mom call or anything, before that I cry a...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem
    41-45, F
    Oct 14, 2014
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    Working With the Deaf

    Sign language is something that God allowed me to learn!  I was able to be instrumental in starting services for the deaf community at my church many years ago.  I went from there to working at Talladega School for the deaf in Alabama as a houseparent to 14 teenage...
    mommybelle mommybelle
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2007

    I learned about two years of sign language

    online, but I want to learn more, and maybe gain a signing buddy to help me out. plus I love to open new people in my life.😃lets chat/sign✌🏻️
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    Jul 25, 2015

    I Only Know A-Z And Thank You.

    .???? I Want To Learn All Of It Though
    ShaniyaJanaee ShaniyaJanaee
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    Sign language was my first major in college

    I eventually decided that I wanted to go for social work
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    5 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    Since I Cant Remember

    I have a certain disease which causes progressive hearing lost so I decided to learn sign language to be able to communicate with others. My family and friends have picked it up along the way, even though I can lip read its always good to have another kind of communication too...
    Dismantled Dismantled
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2009

    Some anyway. A friend of mine

    who actually just graduated high school is deaf
    pardax pardax
    16-17, M
    Jun 14, 2015

    Well, i know how to finger spell,

    lol. Growing up, hearing impaired, I was always intrigued by sign language, but never really sought out to learn it. I kinda regret that.
    thesilentchef thesilentchef
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2016
    kittenmajor kittenmajor
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    I never have anyone to sign to

    or practice with :(
    Beeauunncaa Beeauunncaa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    Hola.. People, I'm deaf

    so I'm like to teach guys if guys need a help. Thanks 😊
    worthyxx worthyxx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    passed my sign language exams last year.

    great fun. funny when watching a deaf couple arguing in the street and they realised I understood. ......:-)
    FunTimeGirl17 FunTimeGirl17
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    I took ask classes 1-2 then had to take class 3

    two times. I only remember some basic stuff
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    Jun 10, 2015
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