Communicating effectively with a deaf person

For a hearing impaired person, as important as solving or alleviating their deafness, is their inclusion in society, is to be able to communicate with other non-deaf people. One of the ways of communication with deaf people is using the American Sign Language (ASL). It is common to see on television an interpreter of ASL… Continue reading Communicating effectively with a deaf person

Switched At Birth – A TV Show in American Sign Language

Switched at Birth is a television show that has truly brought American Sign Language and Deaf Culture into the living rooms of today’s generation. It is the first television show to feature several deaf actors/characters and entire scenes shot using only ASL. Switched at Birth is about two teen girls and their families who come to… Continue reading Switched At Birth – A TV Show in American Sign Language

7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language

Different countries have different sign languages. Why should there be more than one sign language? Doesn't that just complicate things? This question would make sense if sign language was a system invented and then handed over to the deaf community as an assistive device. But sign languages, like spoken languages, developed naturally out of groups… Continue reading 7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language

Challenges in communication between deaf children and their family members

In this post, I propose this topic with the purpose of helping professionals or families or even the deaf themselves who deal with deaf children who do not accept sign language to relate better with family members. It is through communication that the human being integrates, participates, coexists and socializes. In this context, the family… Continue reading Challenges in communication between deaf children and their family members

The inclusion and expression of the deaf through art

In this context, the arts, especially the visual ones, appear as a channel capable of generating changes. The image, conceived by photography, videos or paintings, for example, can be used as a powerful pedagogical and communication tool. It communicates from the moment it is thought, produced, until it is contemplated by other people, causing reactions,… Continue reading The inclusion and expression of the deaf through art