Term American Sign Language Instruction
Code LR-8000.0500-800.05
Definition Programs that teach individuals with hearing impairments and others who have an interest to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL), a visual/manual communication system with its own syntax and vocabulary. ASL uses a combination of hand and body movements to represent words, ideas, objects, actions and other concepts; and is recognized as a true language in its own right. It is used extensively in the deaf community and is taught as the person's primary language with English as a second language. Also included are programs that teach preverbal infants and toddlers to use ASL as a way of communicating their needs.
Created 1/15/08
Changed 8/6/13
Use References Amerslan Instruction
Ameslan Instruction
ASL Instruction
Baby American Sign Language Instruction
Baby ASL Instruction
Infant American Sign Language Instruction
Infant ASL Instruction
See Also References
External Classification Terms Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers (NTE P87)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Outpatient Rehabilitation (UW
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired (NPC E12.10)
Rehabilitative Care (NTE E50)
Related Concepts Deafness/Hearing Impairments
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Modes of Communication", Author: Molly R. Simonson, M.S., South Charleston, West Virginia, http://www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/Models%20of%20Communication.ppt

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