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WHATSGOINGON. AGBell Association didn't like the article very much and they replied to the Washington Post; To the Point: AGBell Association disagreed and felt threatened with Nyle and LEAD-K program in which ASL, American Sign Langauge, benefits Deaf children at a very young age.


AGBell wanted the Parents of Deaf Children to know ASL does NOT benefit their deaf children and instead use the technologies (hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc) in which they profit off of and learn to speak/hear is the only answer. It upsets the Deaf Community that AGBell Association is giving the Hearing Parents of Deaf Children false, misleading answers without citing any research. They are only showing one side of the story. It upsets me too. Nyle DiMarco Apology From Teacher After "Dancing With The Stars" (ABC via Getty Images) Nyle DiMarco received an apology from his speech teacher following his impressive debut on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars” season premiere.

Nyle DiMarco Apology From Teacher After "Dancing With The Stars"

DiMarco, who is best known for winning “America’s Next Top Model” last year, is the second deaf contestant to compete in the ABC ballroom competition. He follows in the footsteps of former contestant Marlee Matlin, and is partnered with season 14 winner Peta Murgatroyd. Though DiMarco is only able to communicate with the pro through sign language and non-verbal signals, he excelled on the first episode of season 22. And that led his former teacher to reach out. “I just want to tell you that your son Nyle was amazing last night on Dancing with the Stars!!! DiMarco shared a screengrab of the text message on Twitter, noting, “Touching msg from my speech teacher when I was five. The Family Support Act.

St.Patrick's Day Explained in ASL - American Sign Language. How 3 Deaf siblings, and a friend, created an ASL learning app - DC. Melissa Malzkuhn and her two siblings — Matt and Megan — are third generation Deaf, so they grew up signing.

How 3 Deaf siblings, and a friend, created an ASL learning app - DC

They also grew up being asked “How can I learn American Sign Language?” Granted, there are any number of courses out there, even four-year university degrees, in ASL. But the average person, someone looking to learn ASL to communicate with her relatives, friends, coworkers or even customers, might not have the time or resources to devote to such a pursuit. This user is looking for something fun, something easy and something intuitive.

So the Malzkuhns, along with lead engineer Tim Kettering (all four graduates of Gallaudet University), decided to create just that — a mobile app to share their native language with the surrounding world. The ASL App. The ASL App is not a dictionary, of which the app store boasts many. As such, Melissa says the team put a lot of thought into how someone can best learn a language visually. There’s plenty of work to be done. Watch: What It’s Like to Read Lips. Sign Language Interpreters in Public School Classrooms. The passage of PL-94-142 (in 1975) and its later iterations (IDEA, 2004) were intended to offer “least restrictive” educational settings for children with identified disabilities.

Sign Language Interpreters in Public School Classrooms

While the intent of this legislation was (and remains) good, the law did not take into consideration implications (or systems’ readiness) of inclusion for children with unique learning styles and needs. Thus, and especially related to educational interpreting, individuals without professional training, credentials, or means of objective assessment were employed working between professional educators and deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students.

Furthermore, many school systems and educators were not be aware that sound-based teaching methodologies would be virtually inaccessible (let alone interpretable) to many DHH learners enrolled in regular schools. In addition, the role of the educational interpreter (EI) was and is vague largely due to the lack of a professional standard. Alexander Graham Bell: Actually a Huge Jerk. Everybody loves Alexander Graham Bell, right?

Alexander Graham Bell: Actually a Huge Jerk

He’s the guy who made modern telecommunication possible. Oh, wait, I meant to say he’s the guy who made modern telecommunication. He is a classic example of American ingenuity, tenacity, and altruism. And he had a sweet beard. But, as with many historical figures, our cultural love-affair with the OG A.G. has blinded us to some of his less … savory traits. In Philly, Sign Language Has Its Own Accent. This article is from the archive of our partner People in Philadelphia speak with a distinctive Philly accent, and those who converse in sign language are no different.

In Philly, Sign Language Has Its Own Accent

The area is known for having one of the most distinctive regional sign-language accents, and two researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania are trying to figure out why. In sign language, an accent is apparent in how words are signed differently—it’s a lexical difference, similar to how some Americans say “pop” while others say “soda,” explains Meredith Tamminga, one of the professors conducting the research, in a statement. 8-Yr-Old Basketbal Star Says Being Deaf Has No Limits. Sign language can give your baby the keys to communication. Your baby is crying and won’t stop, and you can’t figure out why.

Sign language can give your baby the keys to communication

Is she hungry? Is she tired? No matter what you do, nothing is working. Finally, you look at your frustrated and miserable baby and say, “I wish you could just tell me what you want!” And then, you start crying. OK, I should be honest. 14 Surprising Confessions From People Who Are Deaf. Upcoming Events – The Taste of Sunrise – BYU Arts. Multiple Meaning Words in ASL. French Deaf History. California Association of the Deaf - CAD's Open Letter to the Starkey Hearing Foundation - CAD News. Dear Starkey Hearing Foundation: Two of the parents from California, Clare Cassidy and Stefanie Ellis, had vividly described their painful experiences at Starkey Hearing Foundation Super Bowl Hearing Mission on February 6th at your Pre-Super Bowl event with Marlee Matlin.

California Association of the Deaf - CAD's Open Letter to the Starkey Hearing Foundation - CAD News

California Association of the Deaf (CAD) stands in solidarity with the families of Deaf children in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will allow their words below to state our concerns. Along with the families of Deaf children in the San Francisco Bay Area, CAD would like to invite Starkey and their spokesperson, Marlee Matlin, to come to the Bay Area for a safe and open dialogue to explore ways on how to make Starkey's future events a more positive experience for families of Deaf children.

We believe we can create a win-win solution together. Deaf children benefit from learning sign language, says research. Recent research into the language acquisition of deaf children has challenged some long-held beliefs by some medical personnel, educators, and professionals providing speech/language and other services for deaf people.

Deaf children benefit from learning sign language, says research

When parents first hear that their child has hearing loss, a doctor or audiologist may say, ”If you allow your child to sign, they won’t learn to speak” or “Teaching your child to sign and speak English the same time will confuse the child.” What the experts say Leading researchers and educators of the deaf such as Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State say that there is no evidence for these claims and that sign language can actually enhance a deaf child’s acquisition of spoken language.

Recent research results. Court rules Hopkins wrongly rescinded job offer of deaf nurse. Johns Hopkins Hospital violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when officials rescinded a job offer to a deaf nurse after she requested a sign-language interpreter, a U.S.

Court rules Hopkins wrongly rescinded job offer of deaf nurse

District Court judge ruled last week. Joseph B. Espo, a lawyer for the nurse, Lauren Searls, called it an "important victory" that could send a message to other medical institutions about the capabilities of deaf workers. Hopkins had told Searls it was a cost issue in a letter, but in its response to the lawsuit, officials called her employment both a financial hardship and a threat to patient safety, Espo said. U.S. In a statement to The Baltimore Sun, Hopkins spokeswoman Jania Matthews said, "Johns Hopkins Health System is an equal opportunity employer and believes strongly in diversity and inclusion. Searls had just graduated in 2012 from Hopkins' School of Nursing and said she was encouraged to apply for a job on a unit where she had done a clinical rotation as a student, according to the lawsuit.

Yes, Sign Language Has Accents. The Life Cycle of an ASL Student. You’ve discovered the magic of ASL. You’re the teacher’s pet in your class. You watch ASL videos on YouTube like a fiend. You even go to an occasional Deaf event. (Well, no one said you actually had to go in and meet people…) You know you’ve found your life calling. Night Before Christmas - with a Keith Wann ASL touch. ASL Nook - How the Grinch Stole Christmas ASL Version.

ASL Nook - Christmas in ASL. ASL Nook - Christmas in ASL. “The Night Before Christmas” Story in ASL. Family in ASL 113 Likes Join our family from ASL Nook to learn the signs for each family member. Oh, the joy of being with our family - big or small. Alphabet in Indian Sign Language. Internet slang meets American Sign Language. DOUG: When you're signing with your friends, and food falls on the floor, what do you do? TULLY: Well, we just do it, we don't sign it. Food drops on the floor, we get it just in time, that was sort of my translation. What's he saying? - Keith Wann and Crom Saunders. E.e. cummings poem translated into ASL. Bison Songs of 1960-2010. Bill allows volunteer interpreters for deaf in abuse allegations. A new bill would prevent law enforcement agencies from using a parent, a family member or an abuse suspect as an interpreter in any potential cases of sexual or domestic abuse involving deaf children.

But there are components of the bill that trouble local deaf services and advocacy organizations. Deaf Interpreter Series. Upload Loading... Working... ► Play all Deaf Interpreter Series GU RIEC13 videos3,481 viewsLast updated on Apr 6, 2015 Play all. 19 Ways the Deaf World is HogwartsBring Me That Horizon. Hermione: "Feels strange to be going home, doesn't it? " Star Wars' "May The Force Be With You"

Goldilocks and the Three Bears in American Sign Language. Why ASL? The ASL App on the App Store. Deaf All-State Catcher drafted to the Atlanta Braves. Written by Thomsen Young and you can follow him @ In an surprising round, the Atlanta Braves selected Chase Smartt from Charles Henderson High School. Smartt, who is deaf, was selected in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Smartt helped Charles Henderson win state championships in 2013 and 2014. Hitting at .523 with seven homerun, 50 RBIs, Smartt is among the AHSAA’s all-time career leaders in hits, doubles, batting average and RBIs! TSG congrats Chase Smartt on his selection to the Atlanta Braves! Read this great article about how Chase Smartt story win state title and how now every college coach has heard of Chase Smartt, yet, the only downside is that he’s skipping college.

Deafness experts in America say deaf children should be bilingual and learn sign language. Deafness experts in the US, writing in a journal called Pediatrics, have said that deaf children should be bilingual, and that “the benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks” for deaf children, even if they are given a cochlear implant. WORD = BULLET. Local deaf MMA fighter shares his inspiring story. WORLD’S FIRST HOTEL WITH DEAF EMPLOYEES OPENS IN CAPE TOWN - Park Inn by Radisson Blog. His modeling photos got him noticed, but didn’t show one thing: He’s deaf. Nyle DiMarco of Frederick, Md., is the first deaf contestant to appear on “America's Next Top Model.”

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) To hear Nyle DiMarco tell it, his rapid rise in the modeling world has been pretty much accidental. Naming in American Sign Language. School officer uses sign language to connect with students. DALLAS — In addition to making the rounds at J.L. Long Middle School in East Dallas, campus police Officer Kimberly Stangarone is going above and beyond to better communicate with the students she's helping to keep safe. The school has a large deaf population, so Stangarone decided to teach herself sign language. A Deaf Perspective: ASL Signs and Slang. Evelina Gaina: ASL Number Story "Remembrance of 9/11"

‘It validates what we’ve been saying’: Research by Dal prof shows brain processes sign language like spoken languages. Left speechless: Everything has changed for deaf visitors at Yosemite. When Perdriau visited Yosemite in 2013, she didn’t think she’d participate in many organized activities and so only asked for an interpreter on the day she arrived.

She was pleasantly surprised to find that a ranger who spoke sign language could come to any activity she wanted, and so she and her husband, who is also Deaf, went on a nature hike, star gazing, to a campfire story and bird watching. “For me it made our experience much more meaningful,” Perdriau said. “As visitors my husband was able to ask questions and chat with other hikers on the trail. Deaf Teen Filmmakers Cover Phillip Phillips' Home. A pizza place with all deaf employees is pretty special. Because their pizza is so good. PIZZA! Just hearing the word brings joy to masses of hungry humans the world over. But when it comes to a slice of cheesy, saucy, carby divinity, smell and taste (not hearing) are the only senses that matter. Implants, signing let deaf kids be bilingual, experts say.

Madness in the Mainstream. Demand for Sign Language Interpreters Expected to Rise Nearly 50% Understanding Deafness: Not Everyone Wants to Be 'Fixed' - Allegra Ringo. Hospital VRI. Deaf Children Need Adequate Communication to Develop a Healthy Brain, Experts Say. No Excuses: The Story of Elite Gymnast Aimee Walker Pond. ASL Story: The Dummy. ASL Story: Kondima. Nyle DiMarco's ASL Survival Guide. Meet Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate. Deaf Heroes: George W. Veditz (Longer version) “I’d rather be deaf,” Man born into all deaf family talks about why he would give up his hearing. Penn linguist researching Philly 'accent' in American Sign Language. Deafness is having a cultural moment. So why are deaf roles still handed to hearing actors? Gallery: Beautiful drawings that bring sign language to life. Science AMA Series: I am Wyatte Hall, Ph.D., a Deaf scientist studying how early language exposure can affect health outcomes. Ask me anything! : science.

Cinemas are letting deaf people down. List of Sports in ASL. Demand for Sign Language Interpreters Expected to Rise Nearly 50% ASL Practice Pals: New Facebook Group For You! ┃ ASL Stew. You’re probably not going to learn ASL unless you interact with us. Johnny Hill - What is Deaf Culture? ASL Nook - Your Calendar in ASL. Cinemas are letting deaf people down. List of Sports in ASL. Demand for Sign Language Interpreters Expected to Rise Nearly 50% Deaf Ninja Origin.