Introduction to Signing

Chapter 1

Introduction to Signing

Goal: to learn the basics of sign language and how to communicate with a hearing-impaired person


Table of Contents

  1. History of American Sign Language
  2. Terminology
  3. The Art of Using Sign Language
  4. Interacting With a Deaf Person
  5. Attention Getting Techniques
  6. The Importance of Signing
  7. Benefits of Signing with Young Hearing Babies


Learning Objectives

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • identify common terms
  • discuss the art of signing
  • describe communication strategies for communicating 
  • identify benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL) 



NOTE: This course may reflect state-specific regulations. No information in this course supersedes any state regulations you need to follow. You must consult your state’s regulations when developing policies and procedures. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.